Employee Spotlight – Jennifer Carman

Sep
08
2020

Meet SOCPT’s fantastic Orthopedic and Neurologic Physical Therapist, Jennifer Carman!

Jennifer has had the pleasure of practicing Physical Therapy in Orange County for the past 15 years. She specializes in treating Orthopedic and Neurologic patients, and believes in treating each patient as an individual — each has their own specific work, home, recreational, and lifestyle demands and needs. She provides Physical Therapy treatments with an emphasis on assessing postural alignment and healthy movement patterns. Jennifer uses the training of Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) in order to restore pain-free function.

Jennifer enjoys treating shoulder/scapula and hips/sacroiliac joints, as these joints are especially prone to instability due to muscle imbalance or muscle inhibition as a result of previous trauma, pain or injury. This proximal instability wreaks havoc with a person’s distal function; ie, walking, reaching, etc. Physical Therapy treatment emphasis includes specific muscle re-education and movement training in order to restore proximal stability and distal function with the goal of returning to pain-free activities.

Jennifer is especially interested in treating people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease deprives people of fluid movement, function, and quality of life. She specializes in Physical Therapy treatment that utilizes LSVT BIG treatment when appropriate or PWR (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) to treat bradykinesia and hypokinesia. Research shows people with Parkinson’s disease respond to large amplitude, high-intensity exercises to normalize movement and dramatically improve function and quality of life.

Favorite place in the world:

Jennifer recently had the opportunity to travel to her family’s place of origin, Italy. And she absolutely loved it! Loved the people. Loved the food. Loved the land. But by far, her favorite place in the world would be anywhere surrounded by her two beautiful daughters, her family, and friends.

 

First concert:

The “Queen of Funk” herself. Chaka Khan! Haha! She’s a classic!

3 words to describe Jennifer:

Laughter, Listener, Encourager


JENNIFER CARMAN
M.S, PT

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