Jenna L Lammers

Jenna L Lammers,

Clin Coord III: Clinical Evaluator/Physical Therapist

Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE
Business Phone: (352) 273-5069
Business Email: jlammers@ufl.edu

About Jenna L Lammers

Jenna has spent the past 24 years serving in pediatric practice settings that include: NICU, PICU, CICU, inpatient, early intervention, outpatient, neuromuscular clinic, and as a clinical evaluator in over 60 rare disease clinical trials. She has a passion for children that experience movement poverty and health equity access barriers (there is currently an 82.2% deficit in early intervention PT services in the US) . In 2020 she saw that neuromuscular patients were not able to access community therapy services and invented the GiggleFIT Therapeutic Play Gym so caregivers could provide daily movement experiences for their children at home. The Therapeutic Play Gym feasibility and long term extension studies at UF ran from 2021 to 2024.

Jenna founded Boost Therapeutic Innovations (BTI) in 2022 and licensed the technology from the University in 2023 to make this product available for children with mobility impairment.

Accomplishments

PT Innovation Shark Tank winner
2024 · APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation
Mentored-Writing Scholarship Award
2023 · American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Academy of Research
Nicholas Glynn Beischel Memorial Scholarship
2022 · National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)
Shark Tank Winner
2021 · Neuromuscular Study Group

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
    American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Board Certified Neonatal Therapist
    NTNCB- Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board

Clinical Profile

Clinical Experience (2000-2024) includes inpatient (NICU, CICU, PICU), outpatient, early intervention, neuromuscular specialty clinic, quality improvement, and clinical research projects.

Research Profile

Clinical Evaluator on over 60 rare disease research trials from 2011-2024 for participants with Pompe Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy, and Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Publications

2024
Longitudinal changes of swallowing safety and efficiency in infants with spinal muscular atrophy who received disease modifying therapies.
Pediatric pulmonology. [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.26919. [PMID] 38358081.
2024
Therapeutic Play Gym: Feasibility of a Caregiver-Mediated Exercise System for NICU Graduates with Neuromuscular Weakness-A Case Series.
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 36(1):105-112 [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0000000000001071. [PMID] 38227756.
2023
Adeno-associated virus-mediated gene therapy in a patient with Canavan disease using dual routes of administration and immune modulation.
Molecular therapy. Methods & clinical development. 30:303-314 [DOI] 10.1016/j.omtm.2023.06.001. [PMID] 37601414.
2023
Polysomnography findings in children with spinal muscular atrophy after onasemnogene-abeparvovec.
Sleep medicine. 101:234-237 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sleep.2022.11.006. [PMID] 36442421.
2011
Commentary on “Effect of weight-bearing in abduction and extension on hip stability in children with cerebral palsy”.
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 23(2) [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31821933da. [PMID] 21552078.

Grants

Oct 2022 ACTIVE
LifeGlider – mobility device solution to falls and loss of ambulation
Role: Other
Funding: UF MEDICAL GUILD

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5069
Emails:
Business:
jlammers@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103491
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2004 MOWRY RD RM 3161
GAINESVILLE FL 32610