Jennifer Biggers Wasserman, DPT, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Jennifer Wasserman Bio Photo

 

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

Phone: (603) 647-3556
Email:  

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 & Expertise 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

Honors & 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


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