Jennifer Shepherd

Jennifer Shepherd

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 216.772.1636

Information for Patients

Description of My Practice

Our clinic specializes in the Integrative Manual Physical Therapy approach to problem solving complex health concerns. We integrate structural support of your organs and tissues within a Functional Medicine lens. We are known for helping our patients identify and understand the "why's" that contribute to their health issues.

Type of Care I Provide

  • Other

Practitioner Type

  • Physical or Occupational Therapist

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Your body works as a whole, not individual parts. As a licensed Physical Therapist for over 20 years, Jennifer understands what happens to the physical body when it experiences a trauma, physical, mental, and emotional, how it adapts and accommodates to a trauma, and how this lifetime of trauma and adaptation contribute to many of our health care concerns today. A highly trained hand can identify tissues, organs, and the systems in which they belong that are involved in one's current concerns, restore efficient structure and function, and reintegrate them back into the whole system. The most important piece is determining which organ and systems the body are most involved and need addressed first to support its next step in healing

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Our work is a combination of identifying the areas of the body most in need of support, problem solving your history and current findings with your current health concerns and restoring the efficient structure, and therefore function and communication, of the organs, nerves, vessels and tissues most involved. At your initial evaluation we will determine the top 3 systems involved and the organs most involved in each system. Your treatment plan is focused on structural and functional restarting and integration, as well as nutritional and supplemental support and specific personal strategies to support your organs and systems as appropriate. Your plan is custom tailored to your specific health needs.

Health Concerns

  • Adrenal, Thyroid, & Pituitary Health
  • Bone, Skin, & Muscle Health
  • Dementia & Cognitive Decline
  • Gut & Microbiome Health
  • Immune Health & Autoimmunity
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition, Health, & Wellness
  • Pediatric Health
  • Toxins & Detoxification
  • Women’s & Men’s Hormonal Health

Medical Specialties

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders

Languages Spoken

  • English

Graduate School Education

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center


Masters of Science in Physical Therapy

Professional Associations

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association-Pelvic Health Section-Orthopedic Section, Institute for Functional Medicine

Board Certification

Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

IFM Coursework

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module