Research/Areas of Interest: Rehabilitation Management, Evaluation and Treatment of physical dysfunctions, Evaluation and Treatment of Orthopedic Dysfunctions in the Athlete, Concussion Management and Education, Adaptive Sports as a Rehabilitation Tool Adaptive Sports, Concussion Management of the Athlete and Student, Professional development of the Health-Care Manager

Education

  • DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, United States
  • BS, Boston University, Boston, United States

Biography

Program director of the EL-OTD program and senior lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, Jessica has a B.S. from Boston University and a DPT from MGH-Institute of Health Professions. She is a Senior International Medical Classifier for World Para-Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding, members of the International Paralympic Committee. Jessica is the president of New England Disabled Sports, a 501-c(3) providing year-round adaptive sports for individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities.

Jessica has experience in evaluating and treating patients in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a strong interest in orthopedics and sports medicine for young athletes. Jessica also has a vast amount of experience in hospital administration, having managed and directed a rehabilitation department. Carrying forth her passion for community outreach, Jessica has experience in developing and implementing health promotion programs for children, young athletes and adults. Her programs have focused on exercise and nutrition for children, strength and conditioning for young athletes, concussion education and exercise programs to reduce low back pain in the adult population.