Paris Native Joins Horizon Health Rehab Team

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Paris Native Joins Horizon Health Rehab Team

Paris native Jenna Lawson has returned home to join the physical therapy team at Horizon Health.

Jenna earned her doctor of physical therapy degree at Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

“I wanted to come back and be part of the community again,” she said. “I like Horizon Health’s involvement in the communities it serves.”

Jenna is a welcome addition to the rehab team, said Morgan Kincaid, PT, DPT, CLT, rehabilitation services manager.

“Jenna will help us meet the growing demand for physical therapy services,” Morgan said. “Being from the area and having completed clinical training in our department over the past year, Jenna has proven her skills and commitment to serving our patients.”

Jenna’s interest in physical therapy stems from her competitive sports background and personal injury experiences.

“I have always found the recovery process interesting,” she said.

Jenna completed her clinical training requirements at Horizon Health and at a medical center in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to becoming a doctor of physical therapy, she worked as a rehabilitation technician in the Horizon Health Rehab Department. She also participated in the hospital’s Health Occupations Program.

As a doctor of physical therapy (DPT), Jenna evaluates, designs, and implements personalized plans of care for patients who require physical therapy. At Horizon Health, she is one of eight DPTs and six physical therapist assistants.

Her professional interests include geriatric physical therapy and therapies to correct balance problems. She is LSVT BIG certified, which trains Parkinson’s patients to use their body more normally.

Jenna is a graduate of Paris High School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and her two dogs, Archie and Benji.

The Horizon Health Rehabilitation Services Department provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation. For more information about these services, call 217-466-4244.