JJ’s unique experiences as a physical therapist, educator, and athlete have shaped her into the successful clinician she is. She graduated from University of Delaware, currently ranked number one physical therapy school, in 2000.
Her passion and desire for advancement in the realm of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is evident through her presence in the field both as a therapist and as an educator. JJ is most known for her expertise in dry needling. As an instructor for Kinetacore, one of the top dry needling continuing education companies in the country, she stays current with the most advanced research and techniques. JJ is a guest lecturer on the topic of dry needling for physical therapy schools in the area, and also educates other healthcare professionals such as doctors and athletic trainers through local symposiums. On a national level, JJ has been recognized by the Federation of State boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for her expertise in dry needling as it relates to education standards and policy issues. She was a member of the subcommittee to write the rules and regulations regarding competency standards for physical therapists in Delaware, and was 1 of only 7 therapists in the nation chosen to serve as an expert on a task force for the FSBPT, which helped define knowledge requirements related to dry needling.
JJ’s passion for analyzing movement is evident through her treatment style, but also through her continued training in areas such as Gray Cook’s Selective Functional Movement Assessment, neural, soft tissue, and joint mobilization methods, and gait analysis. She is 1 of only 9 therapist in the country currently training in The Raggi Method of postural evaluation and treatment (based out of Italy). Additionally, she is a trainer for GMB Fitness (Gold Medal Bodies), where foundations of movement stress the importance of integrating the entire body in a functional manner, using bodyweight alone to facilitate healthy, efficient movement.
JJ’s love for exercise and fitness carries over into her personal practice. She explores her own movement on a regular basis through running, yoga, soccer, surfing, and the GMB functional movement programs.