Jennifer Quartano
PT, DPT, NCS, PCS
Jennifer.Quartano@brooksrehab.org
IHL Role:
Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator, Continuing Education Course Instructor
Bio:

Dr. Jennifer Quartano developed and coordinates the Pediatric Residency Program at Brooks Rehabilitation.  Her responsibilities include development and implementation of the Residency curriculum including providing didactic and psychomotor training as well as mentoring in the areas of clinical services, educational activities, professional services, scholarly activities, and practice management which are the five foundational pillars of the Residency Programs. She also builds collaborative community partnerships to enhance the residency program through our key community experts.  In addition to coordinating and supervising the faulty and the residents involved in the Brooks Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Quartano maintains a private practice serving early intervention and providing concierge treatment to young patients and their families in the Jacksonville area.  She also plays an active roll in the American Physical Therapy Association where she currently serves the Florida State Provider and Advocacy Liaison for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Education & Training:

Residency: Neurologic Residency, Brooks Rehabilitation

Doctorate: Physical Therapy, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences

Bachelors: Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Quartano obtained Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2010 and in the area of Pediatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2012. She recertified in both in 2020.  Her clinical interest is in the area of activity dependent therapy and early intervention for optimized function. She is particularly passionate about health prevention and the implementation of early and targeted therapies to ensure maximized development across all domains as well as the impact mobility makes on other areas of development.  Additionally, she believes in a holistic approach to healthcare management, looking at the whole picture and upstream effects on current health condition and future prevention.  She has experience managing the rehabilitation care of individuals with diverse abilities across the developmental and young adult years throughout the continuum of care from NICU to wellness. 

Academic & Professional Activities:

In addition to serving as the Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator, she collaborates with both the University of North Florida and University of St. Augustine where she provides clinical and didactic support in the areas of pediatrics and neurology. Dr. Quartano is a recognized speaker in the areas of acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, spasticity management, and pediatric development. She has been invited to present locally, nationally, and internationally and provides continuing education offerings hosted by the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Brooks Institute of Higher Learning, Brooks Community Health Departments, The American Physical Therapy Association, The Florida Physical Therapy Association, and The International Brain Injury Association.

Educational Material:

Fact Sheet: Early Mobilization in Traumatic Brain Injury; American Physical Therapy Association Section on Neurology, Brain Injury Special Interest Group, 2016.

Fernandez, J, et al. (2017). Commentary on “Validity of Accelerometry to Measure Physical Activity Intensity in Children with an Acquired Brain Injury”. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 29(4): 329.