Jessie Podolak, PT, DPT, TPS, received her MP degree from the College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, in 1998, followed by her transitional Doctorate from Regis University, Denver, in 2011.  She went on to complete a certification in therapeutic pain science, followed by a Fellowship in Pain Science in 2019.  She has been teaching pain neuroscience education and manual therapy techniques at continuing education courses since 2013 and now serves as the Program Director for Evidence in Motion's Pain Science Fellowship.  She has participated in and led research exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of middle school students related to pain, emphasizing healthy options to address pain book chapters in the field of pain neuroscience education.  Jessie owns and operates her community's first direct-pay physical therapy practice, seeing a variety of patients with acute and chronic pain conditions.  She has special interests in complex and chronic pain, manual therapy, Pilates, spine and running injuries.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jessica Podolak is a practicing physical therapist and maintains a private practice.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jessica Podolak is a member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).