Keep Longevity in Mind, Rethink Physical Therapy, Functional Strength for Dancers with Jenna Loewer

Episode 58

In this episode, I speak with Jenna Loewer, DPT the owner of On Pointe Wellness and Rehab PLLC, a concierge Physical Therapy practice in Gainesville, VA. Jenna’s practice specializes in dance medicine and hip pathologies, such as impingement and labral tears. Growing up she participated in dance, which is where she first developed her love of human movement. She continues to share this passion with the community through her Physical Therapy clinic, educational workshops and blog.

Jenna graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has focused her career on treating orthopedic injuries, with an extra specialization in dance medicine. After gaining valuable experience working in traditional PT clinics, she felt there had to be a better way to serve her patients. In 2016 she started On Pointe Wellness, where her mission is to provide a completely unique approach to Physical Therapy through high quality, personalized care. Jenna is passionate about empowering others to take an active role in their health & wellness and strives to always put each patients’ needs first.

Topics discussed:

Defining Traditional Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is Not Just Rehab

Dance & Functional Fitness

Creating a Non-Traditional Practice

Pre-Emptive P.T. vs. Re-Active

Don’t Wait to Recover Your Wellness

Weightlifting Improves Dance Capability

Delivering Value Thru Habit Creation

Enable Healing & Wellness

Have the End Goal Mind

Side-Hustle Leads to Purpose

Play the Long-Game

Support Your Health

Ways to Support Longevity

Hip Work is Foundational


Instagram: @onpointewellness


Danish Way of Parenting

Listening To: Music

Eric Church

Favorite Rest & Recovery:

Meditation & Yoga

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