• Faculty
  • Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS

    Dr. Jennifer Fernandez is the Coordinator for the Brooks Pediatric Residency Program, developing the advanced program as a coordinated community effort in conjunction with Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital.  In addition, she serves as a faculty member for the Brooks Neurologic Residency Program, teaching content in her areas of interest and expertise as well as providing clinical mentoring to the residents in the inpatient rehabilitation setting.  Dr. Fernandez is recognized by the APTA for receiving Board Certification in both Pediatrics and Neurology.  In addition, she serves as the Vice Chair for the Brain Injury Special Interest Group of the Neurologic Section of the APTA.  

    Dr. Fernandez has been a faculty member in the University of St. Augustine DPT Program since 2014, assisting with neurologic didactic and psychomotor course work.  She currently maintains her clinical skills in acute and inpatient rehabilitation practice with appointment at St. Vincent Hospital and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital although she has experience in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation and home health.

    • Residency: Neurologic Residency, Brooks Rehabilitation
    • Doctorate: Physical Therapy, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences
    • Bachelors: Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    Dr. Fernandez’s passion is brain injury, particularly related to pediatrics. She is an active member of the Neurology and Pediatric sections of the APTA.

    Dr. Fernandez serves as a guest lecturer at the University of North Florida where she has taught lectures related to both pediatrics and brain injury. In addition, she has been a faculty member in the University of St. Augustine DPT Program since 2014, assisting with neurologic didactic and psychomotor course work.

    Dr. Fernandez has taught multiple continuing education courses related to her interest in brain injury at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning. Topics have included current trends in the management of brain injury, acute management of vestibular dysfunction, and early management of the trauma patient.