Jaclyn graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2016, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Sacred Heart University in Exercise Science in 2013. During her time at Sacred Heart, she conducted her own research study regarding muscle activation using surface EMG during a TRX push-up. This experience furthered her interest in the shoulder joint and orthopedics, as well as provided her with insight to her future career.
While attending Stony Brook’s Physical Therapy program, she completed four difference clinical experiences. These included working at Good Samaritan Hospital while caring for, evaluating and treating patients with gait and balance disorders, and post-operative orthopedic conditions. She had the opportunity to observe two knee surgeries in the operating room alongside local doctors. She spent time in Florida at an outpatient sports medicine clinic where she got the opportunity to work with elite athletes while learning techniques such as IASTM the Graston Technique, utilize the Alter-G as well as perform Functional Movement Testing assessments. She also participated in a rotation in pediatric and neurological rehab while working with patients who had significant disabilities ranging from Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain injuries but not limited to strokes and genetic disorders. However, her passion has always been treating patients with orthopedic conditions and performed her last and final clinical rotation at Panetta Physical Therapy in Bay Shore. She enjoys working with all diagnoses with an increased interest in the knee joint as well as post-surgical conditions.
Jaclyn enjoys spending time at the beach, outdoor activities, and listening to country music. During her graduate career, she had the opportunity to volunteer in the NYC marathon as a medical volunteer to aid the participants when an injury was sustained. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and hopes to pursue teaching in the physical therapy field in her late career.
She is able to hula hoop 13 hoops at once for 10 seconds.
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