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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Physical Therapy FAQ

From the desk of Kristen Reynolds, PT, DPT, PMA-CPT...

Physical Therapy FAQ

Q. What is the purpose of physical therapy?
A. Physical therapy has an established theoretical and scientific base that incorporates a wide variety of interventions to reduce pain, restore range of motion, and enhance neuromuscular performance. This type of rehabilitation is optimal for both acute injuries and chronic conditions while promoting a lifetime of wellness and fitness, as it assists patients resume regular activities and participate in meaningful physical activities.
Q. How is a physical therapist qualified to treat my needs?
A. Physical therapists are required to possess post-graduate professional degree. Most professional programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission with specific prerequisites, such as anatomy, physiology, physics, and chemistry. Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs have rigorous curriculums with courses in biomechanics, gross anatomy, exercise physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. During their academic programs, physical therapy students also complete clinical rotations, enabling them to gain supervised work experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care. Upon graduating with a professional degree, physical therapists must pass the national board exam and acquire a state license to practice.
Q. What problems to physical therapists treat?
A. As physical therapists are considered human movement experts, patients choose physical therapy patients services for athletic injury, pain and pathology of the spine and joints, tendinopathy, bursitis, post-surgical care, fractures, sciatica, gait and postural deviations.
Q. What is special about the physical therapy practice at OMBE?
A. OMBE’s Doctor of Physical Therapy holds the distinction of PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, the only professional Pilates certification available. To provide a customized and holistic approach to rehabilitation, she integrates this unique form of therapeutic and neuromuscular exercise with skilled manual therapy and modalities. All sessions are 1:1 and last for 50-80 minutes, providing more quality, personal time than you will mind in most other practices. The long-term goal of OMBE’s physical therapy care plans is to enhance each patient’s quality of life, movement, and overall health.
Schedule a FREE intro PT session to see how you can benefit! Call the front desk at 617.447.2222 or book online.

 

Kristen Reynolds, PT, DPT, PMA-CPT Doctor of Physical Therapy & PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Always interested in dance, sports and fitness, Kristen Reynolds is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.

While practicing in orthopedics and sports medicine, a mentor introduced her to the Pilates Method and she has since pursued comprehensive training and professional certification from the Pilates Method Alliance to compliment her clinical interests. Dr. Reynolds is one of the few instructors in Massachusetts to have earned the distinction of PMA Certified Pilates Teacher. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA of Massachusetts Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and Authentic Pilates Union.

Integrating the Pilates principles and repertoire with her manual therapy skills has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Dr. Reynolds utilizes this alternative therapeutic approach to improve muscle performance and joint mobility, correct posture and alignment, enhance body awareness, and create an evenly conditioned body that is more resilient to extremity and spinal injury.

 

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