Jennifer Bottomley

Jennifer M Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT, a dynamic and popular instructor, has a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an advanced masters degree in PT from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, MA. She has a doctoral degree in Gerontology (U of Massachusetts) and Health Science and Service Administration (Union Institute) and a second PhD from The Union Institute in Health Service Administration, Legislation, and Policy Management with a specialty in Gerontology. She is Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Committee to End Elder Homelessness/HEARTH and consults to Amedisys Home Health Care and Hospice. Dr. Bottomley has served on advisory boards for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office on Womens Health in the department of HHS and the White House Health Care Reform Panel for Home& Long Term Care issues in the Elderly. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. In 2007, she was appointed to the White House Interdisciplinary Medicare Reform Advisory Board. She is currently serving on an interdisciplinary AARP panel addressing Elder isolation. Jennifer is the current President of the International Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP) a section of WCPT and is the recent past president of the Section on Geriatrics of the APTA. Dr. Bottomley is an Adjunct Faculty at MGH Institute of Health Care Professions and Simmons College in Boston.

Jennifer's Courses:

The Frail Elderly: Realistic Strategies to Improve Function

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

Treating Falls and Balance Problems

What others are saying:

"Dr. Bottomley is a fabulous presenter- so knowledgeable and experienced but always able to relate the information. It was a pleasure to take this course." -Stephanie Baggett

"Fortunate is the student who has Jennifer Bottomley for an instructor and mentor, and fortunate is the patient who has her for a physical therapist! She is what we all should aspire to be. Information is presented clearly and concisely with a dose of humor to keep it entertaining and maintain our attention span. Her love and her knowledge of her subject matter shine through, as does her compassion and empathy for those with whom she works. The information she presents is practical and doesn't require lots of time or expensive equipment. She almost makes me wish I were at the beginning of my career rather than the end!" - Barbara Williams

"Dr. Bottomley is one of the most engaging speakers it has ever been my pleasure to experience. The course and its subject matter thoroughly grew my knowlege in an area that has always been of greatest interest to me. I would treasure any further opportunities to learn from her presentations in greater depth on the subjects covered. I feel this course will have an immediate effect on my abilities and competency as a therapist." - Stephen Farrell

"Jennifer Bottomley is a humble, vibrant, and engaging presenter. The information is evidence based and her sense of humor is uplifting and timely."-Adrienne Raker, PT