Jennifer Chudy Shepherd, MSPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT, IFMCP

Jennifer is one an elite group of physical therapists through the country who have advanced certifications and training in multiple paradigms and philosophies to help the most complicated patients. 

A graduate of the University of Dayton, 1997 and receiving her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado, 1999, Jennifer went on to pursue certification and a year long Fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy, 2008 with the Institute of Physical Art. She is a recognized Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is an advanced practitioner of Visceral and Neural Manipulation through the Barral Institute, 2009-present and a graduate of Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model mentorship program, 2018. In 2023, she passed her Certification in Functional Medicine. An avid athlete, she was a D1 Tennis Player, 2 time Ironman finisher and loves skiing and paddleboarding.




  • Bachelors of Science – University of Dayton 1997
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 1999
  • Licensed Physical Therapist – Colorado 1999-present, Ohio 2015-present
  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner 2023
  • Certified Functional Manual Therapist – Honors 2006 Institute of Physical Art
  • Fellow – Institute of Physical Art -2008
  • Fellow – American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists 2008-present
  • Member – American Physical Therapy Association 1997-present
  • Division 1 Tennis Player University of Dayton
  • Two time Ironman Finisher, IM Florida 2005, Vineman 2007