Welcome our new Physical Therapist, Jenifer!
My name is Jeni Presley and I am a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Performance Therapies.
As a native to West Tennessee and a former Texas resident, I am excited to call Iowa home and serve the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids community.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 2012. Soon after graduating, I married my high school sweetheart and moved out west to Park City, Utah where I worked as an athletic trainer in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, catering to an active population ranging from ultramarathoners to competitive skiers.
I continued my education by earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and graduated with High Honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2016. Prior to graduating, I was selected as one of four candidates to complete a sports physical therapy residency at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas.
During my time, I had the privilege of working with the University of Houston athletics as well as providing medical coverage to various sporting events including IRONMAN North American Championship, Chevron Houston Marathon, U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, and The ‘NFL Experience’ event at Super Bowl LI. Additionally, I had the opportunity to teach students, mentor new residents, and complete research that was eventually presented at a national conference and published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
In July of 2018, my family and I relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and I joined the amazing team at Texas Health Sports Medicine as a full-time sports physical therapist and part-time athletic trainer. During my time in DFW, I completed a four-year fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy, developed and lead an educational lecture series for the climbing community, programmed return to sport protocols for the company, taught various lectures within the sports physical therapy residency curriculum at Texas Health, and established a collaborative, working relationship with local sports medicine physicians, orthopedists, strength coaches, and athletic trainers.
My passion has always been to serve the community to the best of my ability, which has led me down this long and rewarding path. I hope to continue growing as a clinician during my time here at Performance Therapies and inspire others to do the same.
Present day, I work as a full-time physical therapist and athletic trainer and split time between the Cedar Rapids and Coralville clinic at Performance Therapies. Additionally, I work with the sports medicine team at USA Gymnastics and volunteer as medical provider for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, which affords me opportunities to serve Team USA at national and international events. I am a board-certified specialist in sports physical therapy (SCS) and orthopedic physical therapy (OCS), certified athletic trainer (ATC), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT), and certified in dry needling. I have a particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation of the athletic knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle.
When I am not working, you can find me camping, hiking, running, rock climbing, snowboarding, traveling, or spending time watching college football, especially our Tennessee Volunteers, with my husband Chase and our two beautiful children Liam and Reese. Go Vols!