Jen received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in athletic training from Baylor University. She graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. Ambrose University.
Jen is dual credentialed as a physical therapist and athletic trainer and has worked in sports medicine since 2011 with athletes of all ages. She spent 4 years working specifically with running and overhead athletes. Through her coursework she has earned certifications in Pose running technique and video gait analysis for the running athlete, LSVT BIG for treating Parkinson’s disease, Functional Dry Needling, and Blood Flow Restriction rehabilitation. She is also trained in the use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and myofascial decompression/cupping to help her patients achieve their goals.
Outside of her education in sports medicine, Jen is specialized in pelvic and abdominal health with a special focus in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. Her training for assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction was received through the Institute for Birth Healing and Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is also a certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Her passion lies in caring for and educating women during the prenatal and postpartum periods, to help them have an empowered birth experience. Other conditions that Jen treats are pelvic girdle pain (PGP), chronic pelvic pain (CPP), bladder dysfunction (urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence), post-hysterectomy, peri-menopause, and post-prostatectomy. She uses a variety of manual techniques to help her patients live a healthier and happier life.
In Jen’s spare time, she enjoys camping, running, and traveling. She lives in Ortonville with her husband, beautiful daughters, and Goldendoodles.