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JESSICA PLUNKETT, DPT

Director of Physical Therapy

Equipped with a lot of caffeine and some mad skills, Jess takes the lead on all things PT. She also sees a full case load of patients and continues to build on her top notch reputation as a therapist every day.

Jessica resides happily in State College since her move from her hometown of Cresson, Pennsylvania in May 2008. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2008 from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she also received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2006. Jessica is also a proud 2002 graduate of Penn Cambria High School where she first met her husband, Ryan.

She has seven plus years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics and is excited to continue her education in these areas.

Jessica has completed continuing education courses with a focus on manual therapy, biomechanics of the foot and ankle, as well as pediatrics. Also, she participated in dance for 14 years and enjoys helping dancers heal from injuries they receive while performing their sport.

When not enjoying her work as a therapist, Jessica enjoys being outdoors, running and playing with her chocolate lab, Piper. When she can’t be outside, she loves to read, work on home renovations and spend time with her family and friends. Jessica is excited to continue helping her patients achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

FUN FACTS ABOUT JESS

ROAD WARRIOR

Long time runner, ran a half marathon in 2014

DOG LOVER

Wouldn't know what to do without her dog Piper

THREE QUICK QUESTIONS

What does Fit For Play's one-on-one model mean to patients and exercise?

Our one-on-one model is a huge advantage to our patients. While here for a 60 minute appointment, the patient is never performing an exercise without someone watching to be sure it's being done correctly. Patients have the opportunity to ask questions and perform quality exercise the entire time that they are here at Fit for Play which is nothing but beneficial to overall success.

Why is a 60 initial evaluation so important for patients?

In a 60 minute evaluation, I have the chance to really check out what's going on. I'm not worrying about another patient waiting for me to be ready to work with them in 30 minutes. I'm able to be fully engaged and attentive to the person sitting in front of me asking for help. I feel that with a full hour, I have a good shot at figuring out the best way to give that help.

What's your hidden talent?

I am able to run on the treadmill, chew gum and watch a movie at the same time without falling off… except for that time that I fell off.


WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

  • Jess, Ryenne and Tonya were an excellent team. Their explanations and gentleness were exceptional.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica and Ryenne were both very pleasant and professional. They also put me at ease at each session.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Care was outstanding, especially by Jessica, also appreciated care by Ryenne and Jonna.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica was very patient and provided my physical therapy at a good pace. Felt very comfortable with communication and goals.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Once again, Jessica has done an excellent job of identifying the key exercises needed to treat my particular issues, guiding my progress and assuring success. She is personable, enthusiastic and very capable.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess and Ryenne and all others that I met were great!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • The care given here is terrific and Jessica and Ryenne are awesome to work with.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Complete team is great. Adam and Jess are assets to your facility. Jess is caring, positive and tough. Love them all.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Love Jess. She is awesome!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • My PT made me feel much better mentally as well as physically for coming in to do the exercises. I really appreciated the one on one concern for the patient that I received from Jess and Ryenne and the rest of the staff. Thank you for all of the good care!!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • I really feel that Jessica and Ryenne have been very helpful to me. I will miss them and their friendship.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Thank you to Jessica and Ryenne for helping me to regain my ability to walk independently of devices. I shall forever be grateful!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • This is my third time here (and most serious injury). Jess and Ryenne and the staff have been so helpful to my recovery. Everyone has helped me stay positive which has helped me as much as the physical improvements.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica did a fantastic job with our son. We enjoyed coming and seeing the changes that he did just over the 30 day course. Thank you!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess was wonderful! If I needed to come back, I would request her. She knew her stuff and had a great sense of humor. Thank you!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • I loved the variety of exercises and stretches. Loved the pace - Jess was so careful not to do too much, too fast. She knew just when to encourage me to push more. The massage and range of motion manipulations were great! Thanks!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica and Ryenne were great! Helpful, concerned and competent.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica, Ryenne and assistants provided excellent care that helped me to improve.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica was a pleasure to work with. She has a very pleasant personality and is very competent.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • As usual, great experience. Jess and PT assistants were wonderful. I have no favorites - they are all a 10!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess rules! The whole staff is great!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess was extremely knowledgeable, caring and helpful to me. She listened to my concerns and explained things to me even better than the doctor did who referred me. She was very interested in my health and improvement. I would highly recommend her.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica was great. She helped me understand the issues with my knee and the associated muscles. She was patient with my questions and confident in the course of action.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica was awesome! I made great progress and had fun doing it.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess and Ryenne were very nice to work with and very helpful with answering questions. Plus they made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Great Job!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Thank you so much. Jessica was great and very helpful. She was professional and always displayed a perfect temperament. I also had Jim and he did an excellent job. I would highly recommend Fit For Play. Thanks again!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica and Ryenne were true professionals. The level of care and positive support they provided was immeasurable. I would recommend them to anyone. Its reassuring to see people that take their jobs so seriously and I commend them both for their excellent work. Bravo!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess was great, I enjoyed coming to PT and Ryenne is an excellent PTA.
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica's professionalism and caring attitude were greatly appreciated!!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • You were so helpful, you made the visits manageable! Thank you so much!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess and Ryenne are GREAT! I can't thank them enough!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica and Ryenne provided the majority of my care and both are wonderful. They have helped me get back to where I want to be. Barb (at the front desk) has been really nice to me and helpful as well. Thanks to everyone. I would recommend Fit for Play to anyone!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Once again Jess came through and helped me! I can always count on her. She listens and doesn't judge. I have confidence in her and her abilities to increase my quality of life!!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess provided excellent care, evaluation, manipulation, massage, and exercise/strengthening regime
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jess and Ryenne were great! I can't thank them enough!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica and Ryenne cured me quickly. A great experience!
    – Satisfied Patient
  • Jessica was great. Really knew how to work with my daughter. Provided information that was helpful and made a big difference. Thanks!
    – Satisfied Patient

Your care is our primary concern. We take pride in delivering the highest quality care and strive every day to make a positive impact to every patients health.

-- Jessica Plunkett, DPT / Director of PT