Jennifer Lavin


Jennifer Lavin, PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT, PECS, PMA-CPT, RYT, Owner and Co-Founder
Health is multifaceted. It requires education, commitment and self empowerment. Owning your health and becoming an active participant in your life can open more capabilities than your mind and body currently thinks is possible. When you learn to let go of your self-limitations, you’ll learn what true acceptance, confidence and happiness really is.

Jennifer Lavin

Jennifer Lavin, PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT, PCES, PMA-CPT, RYT obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Bradly University and Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine.  The ever enthusiastic learner, she enjoys continuing her education in body, mind and spirit.  She currently holds a Manual Therapy Certification for Spine, Pelvis and Extremities, is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist with Dry Needling, a Certified Postpartum Corrective Exercises Specialist, trained in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release including Women's Health, Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, holds a 450-Hour Pilates for Rehabilitation Diploma from Polestar Pilates, is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga teacher, currently finishing up certification as a Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga specialist and is working toward APTA's Section on Women's Health Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy-OB and Pelvic Health.

Prior to finishing her Doctorate, Jennifer explored her love of the physical realm as a student of yoga and pilates, as well as a choreographer, performer and teacher of dance. Jennifer started running as a hobby in 2009 and has now participated in countless 5k races, a Sprint Triathlon and multiple Half Marathons.

Although physical fitness and science were her passion, she also worked for 8 years at Destination Rewards Inc., a customer engagement company.  This experience provided great insight on what was needed to succeed with this company's business approach to a physical therapy practice, as well as established a great business and working relationship with John Lavin, her father.

After obtaining her Doctorate, Jennifer was a traveling Physical Therapist where she gained invaluable practical experience in a wide range of patient populations and gained exposure to a variety of best practices being used in the marketplace, including spinal and extremity manipulation techniques, dry needling, rehabilitative pilates and myofascial release.

Jennifer has had a lifelong calling in helping others on a holistic level.  She truly believes in the power of one-on-one engagement with her patients and fitness/wellness clients and strives to improve that engagement with constant continuing education, individualized customer service and superb quality of care.

Mindful Matters Wellness Team