Name: Jennifer Everhart, PT, Lic.# P8758
Modalities: Physical Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Perrin Technique
Mobile Office: 919-724-8042 (call or text)
As a bodyworker and a licensed physical therapist, I am committed to helping my clients find their own path to health and wellness.
From an early age, I was intrigued by holistic health practices and the interconnections of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I knew that I wanted to be in a health profession after witnessing the devastating impact of untreated health conditions in Ivory Coast, where I served as a Peace Corps volunteer. After earning a Master of Physical Therapy in 2001, I worked in global health for 20 years, providing physical rehabilitation to landmine victims in Angola, leading a team in Niger that provided therapy to children with neurologic and orthopedic disabilities, and directing treatment programs for children with clubfoot at an international non-profit.
I felt called to make a career change in 2020, after spending several years supporting my family through poorly understood health challenges. Through online support groups and countless hours combing through research, I learned how beneficial craniosacral therapy and other complementary treatments can be for chronic, often invisible health conditions. After completing training in craniosacral therapy and neurolymphatic drainage, I began offering these services to my community.
I live in Durham, NC, with my family, and I strive to maintain balance in my own life by spending time in nature and having meaningful connections with people from all walks of life.
About Jennifer’s Work:
Physical therapists (PT) provide evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologies, injuries, and chronic conditions and help restore function and maximize quality of life. Physical therapists have advanced education in human anatomy and physiology, are licensed by their state, and complete continuing education to maintain their license. Jen offers focused care emphasizing holistic, hands-on therapy for pain relief and simple exercises and stretches that you can do at home. Jen graduated from Western Carolina University with her Master of Physical Therapy in 2001.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique used to regulate and bring balance to the central nervous system and other systems of the body. Using a light touch, CST providers assess and release restrictions in the craniosacral system– comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. In addition to its benefits for general well-being, CST can be beneficial for challenging health conditions such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, concussions, headaches, orthopedic problems, central nervous system disorders, TMJ disorder, and more. Jen has completed the Upledger Institute’s CS1 and CS2 courses.
The Perrin Technique involves manual drainage of the neurolymphatic system to help the body remove toxins that cause symptoms such as fatigue, pain, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to food, chemicals, sound, and lights. This technique originated with Dr. Raymond Perrin of Manchester, UK and has a strong and growing evidence base for the treatment of chronic conditions such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, and Long COVID. Dr. Perrin is a leading expert on the association between the lymphatic system and the sympathetic nervous system. Treatment by the therapist is combined with pacing and self-treatment at home.
Jen recently became one of the few therapists in the United States licensed in the Perrin Technique. Check out https://theperrintechnique.com/ for more information.
You may schedule an appointment with Jen by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 919-724-8042.