Jennifer Hutton became interested in physical therapy at young age, when her youngest cousin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As he began treatments, Jennifer spent time observing him in different therapies, and subsequently determined that she would work with children in a similar capacity. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008, and moved back to her hometown Nashville, TN.
Jennifer currently works in one of the top children’s hospitals in Tennessee, treating the developmentally delayed population, as well as children with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses, both congenital and acquired. She is a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement System (FMS), and a Myodetox Level 1 Certified (manual therapy) provider, and is the lead physical therapist in a regional combined specialty hip clinic, which offers preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation programs for local patients, as well as coordinated treatment plans with out of state physical therapists. Dr. Hutton works in conjunction with progressive orthopedic surgeons to develop cohesive, minimally invasive treatment programs. This includes a physical therapy approach to children with Perthes disease. She and her partners create content to educate the public on treatment alternatives, which include varied options for rehabilitation.
Dr. Hutton is involved in several community efforts for children with disabilities. She volunteers building adaptive bicycles for her local Amtryke chapter. She also serves on a committee that organizes an annual triathlon and is developing an adaptive sports camp, both for children with special needs. Jennifer truly enjoys working with children and believes that helping them achieve their independence, and empowering them to move better, will be pivotal as they progress in life.