Jennifer Seaton knew she wanted to become a physical therapist when she was 13 years old. She tore her ACL in a skiing accident, which required surgery and three subsequent months of outpatient therapy. Jen quickly realized she enjoyed coming to her appointments and began visualizing a career in PT. She shadowed other therapists and went into her undergrad program at Virginia Tech with a plan. After earning a bachelor’s of science in human nutrition, foods and exercise, she went on to VCU at the Medical College of Virginia and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014.
“I believe in developing an individualized treatment plan specific to patient’s needs and their goals,” Jen says of her therapeutic approach. “Patient care should involve a strong manual component from the PT to help patients progress though their recovery.”
Jen enjoys treating all types of patients, and believes in researching the wide variety of physical therapy approaches to customize treatment plans based on individual needs and lifestyles. As a softball, kickball, dodgeball and SCUBA enthusiast, she looks forward to the opportunity to help other athletes return to their sports after injuries.
When Jen is not in the clinic, she leads an active lifestyle, spends time with her dog and goes to the beach. She has also volunteered her physical therapy services in Costa Rica.
“Never give up on your dreams,” she says. “Regardless of how long it may take.”
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of your healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of your condition and create a plan to start you on the road to wellness. Our team will communicate with your physician of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for your continued treatment. We will also work with your insurance carrier to make sure services are covered by your plan.