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Jessica has been working as a Blue Ridge Bone & Joint physical therapist since graduating from physical therapy school in 2015. Originally from South Carolina, she attended Clemson University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She then went on to earn her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of South Carolina. Jessica enjoys mountain biking and hiking. She works with a variety of orthopedic patients but is working to become a certified hand therapist. 

Education

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, Clemson University
  • D.P.T., University of South Carolina

Clinical Experience

  • Outpatient orthopedics at St. Francis Therapy Center in Greenville, SC
  • Acute care with focus on postoperative joint replacement patients and bariatric patients at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Simpsonville, SC
  • Inpatient rehabilitation at CarePartners in Asheville, NC
  • Outpatient orthopedics with general orthopedics and hand therapy specialization at St. Dominic’s Hand Management Center in Jackson, MS

Research Experience

  • Author and co-investigator: The intra- and inter-rater reliability of a dynamometric technique to measure abductor pollicis brevis strength in subjects with carpal tunnel syndrome

Continuing Education

  • Vestibular rehabilitation as well as cervical and thoracic manual therapy