Jennifer is an Oregon native with an Associate of Science in Exercise and Movement Science from Lane Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Idaho. She is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Chiropractic Assistant. She has worked with patients of all ages and activity levels throughout various fitness fields.
Jennifer believes functional movement and postural stability are crucial keys to restoring and improving spinal stability essential for movement and balance, as well as developing long lasting improvement in daily function and pain relief. She uses the concept of neuromuscular stabilization to restore ideal muscle coordination by prompting a full-body motor pattern, essential for the control of posture and spinal stability throughout life.
Her calm nature helps patients to feel relaxed and comfortable. Jennifer endeavors to keep a peaceful and stress-less environment for her patients as lower stress positively influences the progression of recovery and return to activity.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time at home with her husband and their two huskies. In the springtime, Jennifer volunteers her AT skills for the Hop Valley Men’s Lacrosse Team. She attends practices and accompanies them to their home and away games. She also assists the University of Oregon’s Men’s Lacrosse Team at the occasional scrimmage. When she isn’t following her husband around to his lacrosse games and tournaments, Jennifer can be found working on various house projects or attempting to brush their dogs who do not find grooming to be the least bit fun and vocally announce their displeasure.
From the National Athletic Training Association:
What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Who are athletic trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.