Dr. Jennifer B. Wasserman

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

BSc, Physiotherapy, McGill University, 1981MSc

Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 1989

DPT, Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 2004 PhD candidate, Health Promotion and Wellness, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, expected 2016.

Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1994

Dr. Wasserman’s primary areas of instruction are in Health Promotion, Wellness, Psychosocial Issues In Health Care, Pharmacology, Therapeutic Modalities and Therapeutic Exercise.  Her clinical subspecialties are vestibular rehabilitation, orthopedics and women’s health.  She is actively involved in research particularly in the role of fascial mobilization in the treatment of chronic scar pain.

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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