Jessica Spivey earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Quinnipiac University in 2005. She continued graduate school at Quinnipiac University where she attained her Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2007. Jessica brings ten years of military experience, beginning in the U.S Air Force and moving on to become a commissioned officer. She reached her highest rank as a Captain in the U.S. Army, serving as a physical therapist. She has military experience with elite athletes, completing an internship at West Point Academy, where her work allowed cadets to achieve essential and prompt rehabilitation success in order to meet both educational and career goals.
Currently, Jessica dedicates herself to civilian work as a physical therapist. She joined the team at UOA following over eight years of clinical practice. Her broad range of experience assists in her capability to provide rehabilitative and sports conditioning therapies in a compassionate manner. Her work encompasses various settings including outpatient/inpatient, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, acute care, and at a DOD/military hospital. Collectively, these experiences have given her the insight to relate to her patients throughout the continuum of care. Jessica provides individualized care for each patient ensuring quality education about diagnosis, and focusing on the source of painful dysfunction and optimal recovery to improve function and overall quality of life.
In her personal life, Jessica is a lifelong athlete and involved in a variety of organized athletic programs. She combines her personal experience as well as her knowledge of physical therapy to develop an individualized rehabilitation program for each of her clients. As a runner who has completed eight full marathons and over a dozen half marathons, she understands the dedication and perseverance required to meet the demands necessary to reach one’s goals. She looks forward to furthering her professional and educational growth as a therapist, as well as assisting her patients in achieving their maximum level of function.