Jenna (Gatz) Juarez is a Newton native. When starting her undergraduate degree at KU, she knew she wanted to go into a health professions field. After shadowing a neurologist whose patients sang praises about their progress with physical therapy, Jenna knew that PT was the field she wanted to pursue. What she has come to appreciate most through her career as a PT is the abundance of new research and techniques, the ability to collaborate with colleagues, and the knowledge that she gains from her patients.
Jenna has had the privilege to work in a variety of settings including outpatient, home health, and inpatient care. In each setting, she enjoys building meaningful relationships with her patients as she collaborates with them and their families to identify the right treatment plan to optimize their function and quality of life.
Jenna is certified in ASTYM, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and kinesiology taping. She is also a certified myofascial trigger point therapist (CMTPT) after completing the dry needling certification through Myopain Seminars in 2016.
Jenna seeks to integrate various treatment methods to provide the best possible care for each patient and continuously modifying her care plan based on the patient’s progress and needs. She currently treats a variety of patients and conditions including geriatric, orthopedic, post-op, workman’s comp, and sports injury.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband and family including 1 nephew and 3 nieces, playing piano and clarinet, practicing yoga, and playing tennis and golf.
Wichita State University (Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2013)
University of Kansas (Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, 2009)