Jennifer Brooks

PT ,MEd, CCRP, CERP

Education

  • Russell Sage College, B.S. in Physical Therapy, Tryo, NY  1985
  • Rivier College, Masters in Education, Nashua, NH  1995

Board of Certification

  • Certification of Equine Rehabilitation practitioner University of Tennessee, The College of Veterinary Medicine and Division of Outreach & Continuing Educaiton, Knoxville, TN  June 2006

Memberships

  • Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Orthopedic Section, APTA
  • Animal Physical Therapy - Special Interest Group, APTA

Biography

Jennifer Brooks, PT, CCRP, CERP, has been practicing PHysical Therapy for 25 years.  Her human practice has focused on outpatient orthopedics.  In 2000, she turned her focus of combining her professional skills towards her hobby of equine enthusiasts into a life long dream of treating horses.

She has attended numerous equine courses, culminating her educational pursuits by receiving her Certification as an Equine Rehab Practitioner (CERP) in 2006 from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.

She started her equine PT practice, Equine Rehabilitation Services, LLC, treating equine clients in the New England area.

In, 2008 she published 2 articles in the Orthopedic PHysical Therapy Journal on the topics of treatment protocol for stifle dysfunction.  She has presented clinics, and lectures regarding the practice of Equine Physical Therapy and Stifle Dyfunction at the annual APTA conferences in 2009 and 2010.  

On the state level, Jennifer has worked with the NH Veterinary & PT licensing boards to develop House Bill 1525 to allow PTs to work in collaboration with veterinarns.  This bill recently passed 1/1/2010 allowing licensed PTs, to practice on animals with in the state of NH, under veterinarian referral.

This past year, Myhre Equine Clinic, brought Jennifer on as a valuable asset to their rehabilitation team.  They felt it is important that a licensed PT be part of their team to complement their medical and surgical approaches with phsical therapy practices that have been known and researched to assist humans.

Presentations

  • Numerous local Equine and 4H Clubs throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts from '06 to current on:
    • "What can Equine Physical Therapy do for my Hourse?"
    • "What is Animal/Equine Physical Therapy?"
    • "Stifle Dysfunction:  Evaluation and Treatment"
    • "Case Studies:  Variety of PT Treatment"

  • "Stifle Clinic:  Evaluation and Treatment"  (3 hours) to Mason Area Neighbor Equestrians, October 2008.

  • Veterinary and Physical Therapy 5th International Symposium, Poster Presentation of Equine Stifle Dysfunction and Treatment:  Case Study. Minneapolis, MN, August 2008

  • Hesser College, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Manchse4ter, NH, "What Can Physical Therapy offer Animals:  Our Expanding PRactice" January 2009

  • APTA Combined Sections Annual Conference, Animal Special Interest Group Seminar, presented on Equine Stifle Dyfucntion and Treatment, Las Vegas, NV - February 2009.
  • Myhre Equine Clinic, Annual Veterinarian Symposium, Rochester, NH:  "Physical Therapy Interventions for your Horse" and "Body Mechanics for Veterinarian Technicians:  Prevention of Injury"  February 2009

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