Supervisory Physical Therapist, Empower Veterans Program, Atlanta VA Health System
• Pre-Summit Workshop: Empower Veterans Program: Innovative Functional Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain
Monday, March 28, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dr. Jennifer Gansen, DPT, serves as Supervisory Physical Therapist for the Empower Veterans Program (EVP) – a large, integrated, self-care training program for chronic pain. In developing the Mindful Movement training for EVP, Dr. Gansen has drawn upon her experiences in neuroplasticity research aimed at improving walking and use of the arm after stroke, in a somatic education training program and as an Awareness Through Movement® instructor, in a CARF-accredited, hospital-based chronic pain program, and as a clinician in VA primary care. She has presented at national conferences and VA forums on the importance of optimizing the movement system within a biopsychosocial approach to persistent pain.