Dr. Jennifer B. Wasserman

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Program

Degree Information:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2002
    Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
    Boston, MA
  • Master of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1988
    Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
    Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, 1981
    McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • PhD expected 2016
    Rocky Mountain University of Health Profexxions
    Provo, Utah

Courses Taught:

  • Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice
  • Physical Therapy Interventions Physical Agents & Therapeutic Exercise
  • Psychosocial Issues in Health Care
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Selected Topics in Physical Therapy Interventions

Research Interests:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Women’s Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management

Publications and Presentations:

  • 2004- 2007 Essentials of Pharmacology- 1 credit distance learning course. Revised pre-existing course and sole course Adjunct Professor: Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. 
  • 2002 Staying Active, Staying Young- 2-hour course given to Concord Senior Wellness Group 
  • 2001 Vestibular Rehabilitation- 8 CEU continuing ed course for PT’s, Concord, NH 
  • 1998- 2003 Osteoporosis- 2 hour course given numerous times to senior groups and women’s groups in central NH. 
  • 1992- 2003 Urinary Incontinence- Multiple lectures given to Physician Groups and Lay groups 
  • 1982- 2003 Management and Prevention of Back Injuries- Multiple lectures given to Physician Groups and Lay groups 
  • 1992- 2003 Balance and Dizziness- Multiple lectures given to Physician Groups and Lay groups 
  • 1982- 2003 Management and Prevention of Neck Injures- Multiple lectures given to Physician Groups and Lay groups 
  • 1986 Wasserman JB: Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome. Clinical Management, Vol6, No 6

Grants Received:

Orthopedic Restricted Endowment Award from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, May 1986

Professional Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Franklin Pierce University Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Franklin Pierce University Shared Governance Committee 2011-2013
  • Franklin Pierce University Internal Review Board
  • Former Board Member, NH Chapter of the APTA
  • Former Member of Board, (including chairman for many years) of New Hampshire Independent Physical Therapy Practitioners

Conferences Attended:

  • Combined Sections of the APTA
  • National Conference of the APTA
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation Conference

Institution Service:

  • Organized a Physical Therapy Service trip to Honduras open to students from both New Hampshire and Arizona campuses.
  • Coordinate elder patient volunteers from the Concord community to provide a diversity of real life experiences in our classrooms
  • Chairperson, Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum Committee 2010-2012

Personal Interests:

Hiking- Hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in June of 2011, Running- half marathon in 2012, Stained Glass.
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