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Jesse Christensen

Jesse C. Christensen, PT, DPT, PhD

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About Dr. Christensen

Jesse attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate and masters degree education. He later completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Utah. He completed his residency training at Howard Head Sports Medicine / Steadman & Hawkins Sports Medicine Center in Vail, Colorado. After his residency, he spent the next several years as a clinical physical therapist at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital working with patients following both surgical and non-surgical related injuries. He transitioned into clinical biomechanics research, completing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Applied Biomechanics) at the University of Utah and Postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

Jesse is now the Gait Lab Director at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care system and also serves as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. His research uses innovative and multifaceted approaches to evaluate treatment strategies designed to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation in adult populations.

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