Dr. Jessica B Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz is program director for the Evidence In Motion Concussion Certification, an orthopedic residency trained doctor of physical therapy, a national spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association, and a post-concussion syndrome survivor, advocate and concussion educator. After spending a full year in rehabilitation experiencing the profound dichotomy of both doctor and patient, Dr. Schwartz identified the gaps in concussion treatment and management in the global healthcare community. Her vision is to facilitate collective competence across the healthcare continuum in order to better identify, treat, and care for the concussion patient of today. Dr. Schwartz hopes that by educating each other about the multi-system nature of these injuries and the scopes of practices of the multidisciplinary providers that have access to and have the ability to care for this cohort of patient, she will be able to facilitate a better patient-clinician encounter. She advocates for putting the care back into healthcare for the concussion patient on an international level. By speaking candidly about her experience with post-concussion syndrome, she hopes to facilitate learning from provider to provider, patient to provider, and caregiver to provider honing in on the power of storytelling and collegial communication from a place of candor, curiosity and enthusiasm.