About Core Connection

Lasting changes in your health and well-being are just around the corner

Meet Jen

“I specialize in integrating John F. Barnes Myofascial Release with Physical Therapy and Pilates for a whole-body approach to movement and healing.”

I believe that everyone deserves to feel great in their body.

I get it, I’ve been there, too … you want to feel like “yourself” again and get back to living that full and active lifestyle. And because my healing and fitness philosophy embraces the whole person, mind and body, you can make that happen.

I’m a licensed Physical Therapist, Myofascial Release Practitioner and a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor. My unique approach blends these methods to help guide you toward healthier, happier movement.

My Approach: Step 1

Initial Assessment Session

My holistic approach to helping you find lasting symptom relief and improved movement patterns begins with a 75-minute initial assessment session. This session involves a thorough review of your medical history and current condition, a check of your posture, an evaluation of your overall movement quality and functional strength and an assessment of fascial and neural tension within your body.

Manual therapy treatment will also be part of your initial session with an emphasis on treating the areas of greatest concern.  At the end of the session, we will review the recommended plan for future sessions and determine how best to address your goals.

My Approach: Step 1

Initial Assessment Session

My holistic approach to helping you find lasting symptom relief and improved movement patterns begins with a 75-minute initial assessment session. This session involves a thorough review of your medical history and current condition, a check of your posture, an evaluation of your overall movement quality and functional strength and an assessment of fascial and neural tension within your body.

Manual therapy treatment will also be part of your initial session with an emphasis on treating the areas of greatest concern.  At the end of the session, we will review the recommended plan for future sessions and determine how best to address your goals.

nMy Approach: Step 2

Follow-up Sessions

To bring the body back into a more balanced state, 60-minute follow-up sessions consist of manual therapy, movement training and postural re-education. A self-care program will also be provided to help your body continue to adapt and adjust to changing mobility and alignment between sessions.

Myofascial release and neural manipulation manual therapy techniques are extremely effective for reducing tissue tension and relieving pain. Movement training may be incorporated into a manual therapy session or may be the entire focus of a session depending upon your goals and what was discovered during the assessment.  Follow-up sessions are individualized and always tailored to your needs.

MY VIEW

Movement wellness is the foundation of optimal health and well-being.

It’s my mission to bring more natural movement and strength into my clients’ lives by providing a therapeutic approach that helps them get moving again. Through manual therapy, positive movement experiences and education, pain is diminished and clients achieve a sense of empowerment and trust in their bodies and in their ability to move better and lead an activity filled life.

Your body must move well to be well.

Testimonial

Jen is awesome–inspiring me to create a stronger core! Jen is a fabulous physical therapist and Pilates instructor! I have been working with her for 6 months and am seeing a real transformation in my overall strength and especially my core. She has gently guided me, pushed me just the right amount and structured my sessions to protect my back and other physical weak areas but still keep me progressing toward improved mobility, strength and well-being. She’s a joy to work with and she knows her stuff! I’ve had much better results working 1:1 with her than going to classes because she is able to adjust the exercises to my needs and watch my every move to ensure I don’t hurt myself. She’s helped me become more physically active and much happier!”– Amy G.

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A few facts about fascia...
  • Fascia influences the quality of our movement much more than our muscles alone.
  • Fascia plays a large role in how our nerve cells communicate to control movement.
  • Fascia has unique properties that require a specialized approach to training, recovery and therapy.
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