Jennifer Paras-Tan PT, DPT
My name is Jennifer Paras-Tan PT, DPT. I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the School of Health Professions of Stony Brook University of the State University of New York (SUNY). I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from LaGuardia Community College of the CUNY.
Ever since I was young, I was always interested in sports. Over the years, I have engaged competitively in badminton. My fascination for running made me accomplish multiple half marathons. In the more recent years, I have been putting a lot more time in cycling, joining introductory races, and engaging with the local cycling community in New York City, New York.
While I was in PT school, I got into a bike accident where I dealt with a broken collarbone, and a plate had to be screwed. As I was recovering from the injury, I studied more on the treatment interventions for this particular injury. This experience taught me more about the recovery process and how I can possibly help cyclists with their cycling-related injuries.
For over a decade, I have come across various orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions in my geriatric physical therapy experience. During my academic experience, I worked in an acute care setting at the Jacobi Medical Center of the NYC Health & Hospitals, a school-based pediatrics at the Sunshine Development School, and outpatient clinics at the Hospital of Special Surgery and at SPEAR Physical Therapy in New York City.