Dr. Jen DeSantis was trained in the Foundations of Integrative Dry Needling in 2020. Jen is the owner of Genuine Rehab and Wellness, a private practice physical therapy and wellness clinic located in Beachwood, OH. Dr. Jen DeSantis specializes in orthopedic, neurologic and manual therapy with special interests in utilizing a holistic approach including using her knowledge with nutrition to promote overall wellness and maintenance of an active and high quality of life.
Jen graduated in 2014 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She also has a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and minor in Exercise Science from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Over the majority of the last decade, Jen has been immersed in the health and wellness arena treating hundreds of patients with a variety of conditions in several different rehab settings, including a final clinical affiliation working underneath an OCS and FAAOMPT certified clinician. Prior to opening her private practice, Jen spent 6 years as a licensed PT in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility which is where her passion really grew to make a difference in closing the gap between rehab and overall wellness in your daily life.
Jen has taken a wide variety of continuing education courses in addition to the IDN course to include, Kinesiotaping, Effective Geriatric Rehab and Evidence-based Rehab for Neurological Disorders. These courses and more allow her to have multiple “tools” in her toolbox to provide the best quality of care for a variety of patient populations.
Credentials: PT, DPT
2014 Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Walsh University
2011 Bachelors of Science Nutrition - Major - Ohio State University
2011 Bachelors of Science Exercise Physiology - Minor - Ohio State University
The influence of home exercise programs for patients with non-specific or specific neck pain: A Systematic Review. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2013. (nee: Newcomb, J)