Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT

Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT is a PT serving early intervention and preschool in Columbus, Ohio. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy with over 15 years of experience practicing in public school districts (preschool through high school), county board of developmental disability programs for adults, home health care, and early intervention. She has served as an instructor in the pediatric curriculum in the physical therapy program at Ohio State University, a mentor in a pediatric residency program, and in leadership roles in the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. She enjoys engaging learners of all levels to use evidence and to work collaboratively in teams to serve children and their families.


Topics of Interest
Jennifer’s expertise includes school-based practice procedures, early childhood development, transdisciplinary teaming approaches, functional mobility training, home adaptations/modifications, and adaptive equipment for a variety of activities of daily living.


Why I Enjoy Presenting

I am constantly learning and growing as a therapist and professional. Presenting gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge while building the capacity of others to advance their own practice. I feel that the more knowledge we share, the more we contribute to further advancement of the profession as a whole.


Select Invited presentations

Carey, H; Tanner, K; Wissinger, JL, Understanding and Utilizing Appropriate Outcome Measures in OT and PT School-Based Practice. Columbus City Schools. Columbus, OH, November 2016 (invited) and The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2017

Wissinger, JL; Dodge, M. School-Based OT/PT Practice Basics: Support for Beginning Practice in Schools. The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2016, 2017

Wissinger, JL; Dodge, M. From Evaluation to Implementation, Tools to Support OT and PT in the Educational Setting.  The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2015

Wissinger, JL.  Evidenced-Based Practice: Where to Begin?  Part 1. Pediatric Physical Therapy Evidenced‐Based Research Seminar.  Columbus, OH October 2014

Wissinger, JL. Functional Assessments. Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers & Children w/Disabilities in Rural Communities, Richmond, KY March 2012

Wissinger, JL. Functional Goal Writing.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH September 2012

Wissinger, JL: Cloppert, P.  IDEA, LEND Program Guest Lecturer.  The Nisonger Center, Columbus, OH November 2010

George, B; Link (Wissinger), JL; Towner, C; VanHoose C.  Ohio Medicaid Schools Program. The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2009

Link (Wissinger), JL. Gross Motor Development in Down Syndrome.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

Link (Wissinger), JL. Update on IDEA and School Based PT Services in Ohio. Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

Link (Wissinger), JL. Evidence for Standing.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

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