Jennifer Wasserman

Jennifer Biggers Wasserman

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Physiotherapy, April 1981
  • Master of Science, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts, Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, April 1989
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2004
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, Health Promotion and Wellness, August 2017

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Psychosocial Issues in Health Care
  • Physical Agents
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Health Promotion and Wellness I
  • Health Promotion and Wellness II

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

Expertise

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • Health Promotion and Wellness

Interests

  • Soft tissue Mobilization
  • Treatment of chronic scar pain
  • Treatment of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Positive Psychology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships

  • APTA
  • Fascial Research Society

Grants Received

  • 2016: APTA Section on Women’s Health Annual Research Grant Recipient for Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques in Treating Chronic Pain Following Cesarean Section: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Service

Consultative and Advisory Positions Held

  • Journal Reviewer
    Journal of Reproductive Medicine: Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2016
  • Journal Reviewer
    Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE. 2017
  • Allied Health Representative
    Healthsource Insurance Company Practitioner Accreditation Committee, 1995-1999

Services to the University/College/Department on Committees

  • University Wide
    • Ad hoc committee on revising the faculty protocol - Chairman Fall 2015 - May 2016
    • Ad hoc committee on faculty governance
      Member 2012-2013
  • College Wide
    • CGPS Faculty Affairs Committee (graduate promotions committee). Chair 2013-2016; Member 2011-2016
    • Internal Review Board, Member since 2013
  • Department Wide
    • DPT curriculum committee - Member since 2011; Chair 2011-2013, 2014-present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2016: CGPS Research Funding
  • 1997: NH APTA - Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Chapter
  • 1986: Orthopedic Restricted Endowment Award: Foundation for Physical Therapy

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wasserman JB, Steele-Thornborrow JL, Yuen JS, Halkiotis M, Riggins EM. Chronic caesarean section scar pain treated with fascial scar release techniques: A case series. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2016; 20(4):906-913. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.02.011

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Dalton E, Hermans B, Horne L, Moss C, Nadrowski B, Wallace A, Wasserman JB. Validation Test for the ABC Scale, Brief BESTest and My Falls Free Plan.
Poster presentation at APTA NEXT conference, June 2016

Wasserman JB
Chronic-Post Caesarean Section Abdominal Pain Treated with Manual Fascial Release Techniques: A Case Series. Platform Presentation at the International Fascial Congress, Sept. 2015

Invited Presentations

Wasserman JB.
Motivating your Physical Therapy Clients for Optimal Health. NHAPTA evening lecture series. January 2014