MN Women's Care Provider Profile
Jenna Swenson, DPT

Jenna's calling to specialize in women's health happened while she was in training to become a physical therapist. While on an internship as a student, she watched women go through a remarkable transformation when their pelvic floor conditions were treated successfully with physical therapy. She saw these patients experience both a physical and emotional recovery after suffering from incontinence or debilitating pelvic pain. Her focus on this specialized area of physical therapy began.

Specialties

Jenna immediately started additional training so she could begin treating women for urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. She continued with additional coursework in bowel disfunction to treat both constipation and bowel leakage. She continues to add to her knowledge with ongoing coursework and continuing education in women's health and wellness.

In her words

About her work, Jenna says,

"My goal is to help educate patients on their body and how it works. I want women to fully understand their treatment so their symptoms can begin to ease more quickly.

As a physical therapist, I always begin by doing a full orthopedic assessment including the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower extremities and how they play a part in the pelvic floor. Once a course of treatment is identified, I provide skills in manual therapy (internal and external work) as well therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular re-education."

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy – Saint Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, MN

Additional Training and Continuing Education

Nourishing Within: Shedding Light on Gut and Bowel Function and Dysfunctions
Nutrition Perspectives: Introduction to Integrative Care in Pelvic Health
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 1)
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2B)
Differential Diagnostics of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvic Ring Evaluation and Treatment
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A)
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 1)
Pelvic Health Identification, Assessment and Treatment Intervention Lab
Pelvic health and Rehabilitation PESI HealthCare

Activities and Family

Jenna enjoys physical fitness pursuits like running and lifting weights and playing golf. She enjoys reading with her book club and spending time with her amazing family and two young boys.