Enfield Health & Wellness Center
Enfield Health & Wellness Center

The healing experience is a very positive one at Enfield Health & Wellness. I highly recommend it to patients with musculoskeletal injuries.

Jesse Grant Eisler, MD, PhD
Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon
Connecticut Back Center


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Enfield & Suffield Connecticut Physical Therapy

Jennifer Cavanaugh, Physical Therapy AssistantAbout Jennifer V. Cavanaugh, PTA


Jennifer V. Cavanaugh, PTA earned an Associates degree in Physical Therapy Assistant at Springfield Technical Community College and became licensed in ‘95. She has worked in a variety of settings nationwide, including the Johnson Memorial Health Network outpatient physical therapy dept., treating patients with non/post-operative conditions, work-related and sports injuries, orthopedic injuries and chronic pain using modalities such as manual therapy, stretching/strengthening exercises, aquatic therapy. Jennifer completed specialized training in manual lymphatic drainage for treating lymphedema after breast cancer treatment. She is also trained in these manual techniques: Mulligan mobilizations, Cyriax and McKenzie approaches. Jennifer is certified in Graston Technique® as well.


  • Springfield Technical Community College: 1992-1995; Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant

Work Experience

  • Enfield Health & Wellness Center; 11/08-Present

    • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Johnson Memorial Hospital; 2003-2004 and 2005-2008

    • Physical Therapist Assistant

    • Implemented plan of care established by Physical Therapists to provide rehabilitation for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients

    • Provided aquatic therapy

    • Coordinated weekly meetings to update physicians on patients status

    • Assisted physical therapists with Breast Cancer group

    • Provided Physical Therapy services in Acute Care setting

  • Destination Healthcare Staffing; 2004-2005

    • Physical Therapist Assistant-Traveler

    • Provided Physical Therapy services for acute orthopedic patients in Northwest Memorial Hospital, Tucson, AZ

  • Eastern Rehabilitation Network; 1998-2003

    • Physical Therapist Assistant

    • Provided Physical Therapy services in the outpatient setting under the supervision of several Physical therapists in multiple locations

    • Provided Home Health Physical Therapy services

    • Supervised Physical Therapy Assistant students

  • Health Tour Healthcare Staffing; 1995-1998

    • Physical Therapist Assistant-Traveler

    • Provided Acute and Sub-acute care at Dubuis Hospital, Lake Charles, LA

    • Home Health PTA in Moses Lake, WA

    • Spruce Manor Nursing Home, Springfield, MA

    • Service Master Rehab, Cheshire, CT provided Physical Therapist services in the outpatient and skilled nursing setting.

Continuing Education Courses

  • Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain; Dr. Michael Erdil FACOEM; September 20, 2007

  • Implementing Back Braces; Jim Ingegneri; August 16, 2007

  • Lymphedema Supplies and Garments; Sue Guerrin; July 19, 2007

  • Over the Counter Superfeet Orthotics; Thom Abrams; April 24, 2007

  • Athletic Taping; Jacob Ibey ATC; March 22, 2007

  • Physical Therapy Evaluation of Patellofemoral Syndrome; Colleen Maniscalco PT; MS, CSCS; March 15, 2007

  • Proper Fitting Footwear; Dr. Kristin Winters, DPM; January 17, 2007

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine Update; University of Connecticut School of Medicine; November 15, 2006

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation; Melissa Somosky; November 15, 2006

  • Bankhart Repair and Rehabilitation; Dr. Clinton Jambor; October 18, 2006

  • Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics; Paul Armstrong, CP; September 20, 2006

  • Breast Cancer Protocols and Rehabilitation; Dr. Colleen Jambor; July 19, 2006

  • Basic Hand Evaluation; Rachel Fraser, OTR/L, CHT; June 21, 2006

  • Functional Based Approach for Shoulder Impingement; John Paholski, MS, PT, OCS, Robert Fitzpatrick, DO, MPH, Daniel Fisher, MSPT, and Patricia Black, PT, MS, MCTA; May 18, 2006

  • Common Surgical Procedures of the Foot and Implications for Physical Therapy; Dr. Kristin Winters, DPM; April 19, 2006

  • Healthy Bladder Basics; Catherine D'Agostino, MS, PT, CSCS; November 16, 2005

  • Bariatric Surgery and Rehabilitation; Darren Tischler, MD; September 29, 2005

  • Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain; Colleen Mansicalco, PT, MS, CSCS; August 17, 2005

  • Elbow Replacements; Rachel Fraser, OTR/L, CHT; July 20, 2005

  • Discogenic Pain and Current Treatments; Jennifer Meier, MSPT; May 10, 2005

  • Breast Reconstruction and Implications for Rehabilitation; Orlando DeLucia, MD; May 26,2005

  • Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis; Ira Pollack, MD; March, 17, 2005

  • Surgical Procedures for Buniectomies and Indications for Rehabilitation; Dr. Robert Marra, DPM; March 3, 2005

  • Pre-op/Post-op Breast Cancer Management; Gretchen Bade, PT and Jen Meier, PT; November 16, 2004

  • Wii-Hab: Adapting Gaming Technology for Rehabilitation. April, 2009

  • Graston M1. September 2009

  • FAKTR-PM. October 2009

  • Graston M2. May 2010

  • Fall Prevention. March 2011

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders.  May 2012.

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness.  May 2012

  • Update on Diagnosis and Therapy for Vestibular Patients. May 2012