Welcome to Made Strong
Elevate Your Physical Therapy Experience.
Meet Dr. Jen Reed
Dr. Jen became exposed to physical therapy while in high school as a competitive soccer player. In recovering from three major knee surgeries, she was able to experience first hand the value, connection, and potential given with quality physical therapy. Jen is committed to creating a customized plan with the right combination of tools and resources for each client, because every case is unique!
With a degree from the top physical therapy program in the country, Washington University in St. Louis, Jen is able to identify underlying factors and root causes to chronic pain, complex diagnoses, and sports-related injuries. Unfortunately, too many approaches to pain management and rehabilitation simply put a band-aid on the problem with a cookie-cutter approach, instead of focusing on a customized long term solution. Jen enjoys working with those complex situations that seem to have other providers stumped, and is often able to find that missing piece that is the secret to long term relief!
Through Jen’s years of experience in physical therapy, both as a provider and especially as a patient herself, she has an invaluable way of connecting and empathizing with her own clients. She understands the athlete-mindset in taking care to not only heal, but prevent injury in the future to maintain an active lifestyle. Jen loves to experience all Colorado has to offer, including cycling, hiking, climbing, skiing, and competing in triathlons.
The Made Strong Approach
Find the Root Cause of & Relieve Your Pain
Identify factors unique to you and your body that are hindering your ability to live your life to the fullest.
Strengthen & Optimize Your Movement
Retrain habitual and compensatory patterns to relieve pain and feel confident in your ability to move.
Feel Good for the Long Term
Get back to the things you love by integrating what you’ve learned into your lifestyle to prevent injury for the long run.
Chronic pain can be extremely life-altering, and can be challenging to manage. With Jen’s approach, she can help to identify underlying causes to chronic pain, and why it keeps coming back.
- Low back, hip, or SI pain
- Shoulder & neck pain
- Knee & foot pain
- Sciatica & radiculopathy
- Spinal disc herniations & degenerative disc disease
- Chronic pain due to scoliosis
- Second opinion/approach to avoid surgery
As a collegiate athlete and weekend warrior, Jen understands how challenging it can to overcome an injury that takes you away from your sport. A full recovery requires an elevated level of rehabilitation that incorporates the intensity in which you compete.
- Knee ligament & cartilage injuries, including non-operative management and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Spinal instability and stress injuries, including spondylolisthesis & post-surgical rehabilitation
- Plantar fasciitis & foot/ankle pain
- Shoulder pain and post-surgical rehabilitation in the overhead athlete
Neurologic Conditions & Mobility Issues
Jen has additional experience and training in helping those facing an unexpected neurological event or diagnosis. She enjoys working clients and their families to help maximize function, independence, and participate fully in their lives when day-to-day tasks become more challenging.
- Multiple Sclerosis (see below for additional resources)
- Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Dizziness, vertigo, and vestibular rehabilitation
- Balance challenges
- Orthopedic or pain issues in the presence of a complex diagnosis
Long-Term Injury Prevention
Jen’s approach to physical therapy not only helps to relieve pain and restore function, but sets you up for success in preventing injury in the future. She prioritizes bridging what you accomplish in physical therapy into your lifestyle & exercise routine to continue to reinforce optimal movement patterns.
- Customized exercise programming & workout plans
- Training plans in preparation for a race or event
- Bike fitting
- Functional movement screens to identify risks for potential injury
- ACL injury prevention
- Assistive device management & home safety modification
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis?
Dr. Jen has received additional training as a MS Certified Specialist, and founded The MS Blueprint, a comprehensive online platform with all the tools, resources, and support to help you feel your best with MS.
We are located at 6161 W 44th Avenue, Suite 100, inside Vantage Movement.
Dr. Jen is so excited to start seeing clients in her private treatment room inside Vantage Movement! Here you will have the privacy for one on one treatment, but with the opportunity to utilize a variety of equipment and space to help you bridge the gap between physical therapy and performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of conditions do you treat?
Jen is trained in treating a variety of conditions and diagnoses, though she specializes in the following:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- Sports-related injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Those problems that NO ONE can seem to figure out!
- Second opinion/approach to avoid surgery for pain management and restoring function
What is unique about your practice?
Dr. Jen started out working for a traditional physical therapy practice. She found herself juggling multiple patients at once, and longing for more time with them to understand the nuances of their pain or mobility problem. She saw patients coming back year after year with the same problem, and slowly declining as the years went on. She saw patients being bounced around between multiple providers without a coordinated effort to help their function. She knew there was so much more she could offer her patients given the right environment. Hence, Made Strong was born! Jen prioritizes understanding and connecting with the unique aspects of YOU, and looks at the big picture to provide you with the right combination of tools that will work for you in the long run. You also won’t be held to sessions 2-3 times per week for 6-8 weeks; often times, Jen can resolve most issues with LESS sessions than you may have experienced in the past given of the quality and productiveness of each session.
Do you take insurance?
Dr. Jen is an out of network provider. In order for Jennifer to provide the highest quality care and prioritize YOU, she has chosen not to forfeit that autonomy and have your care be dictated by insurance companies. However, in certain situations you may have the opportunity to receive full reimbursement depending on your plan and out of network benefits. Contact Jen if you have more questions about this.
I have Multiple Sclerosis. What services do you offer as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist?
In addition to specialized one on one help through mobile or in clinic physical therapy, Dr. Jen has developed The MS Blueprint, a comprehensive online course and platform for accessible and reliable guidance from Dr. Jen, virtual home workouts, fatigue management, community support, and more! Check it out here!
I’m ready to feel better! How do I get started?
Request a free phone consultation or initial assessment here!
I have more questions. What’s the best way to get a hold of you?
Contact Dr. Jen here!
Dr. Jennifer Reed, PT, DPT, MSCS
Made Strong Physical Therapy & Wellness
6161 W 44th Avenue #100, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033