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Jenn Backs joins Saltzer Health

Jenn Backs has joined Saltzer Health in Meridian. Submitted photo

Jenn Backs, a board-certified specialist in sports physical therapy, has been selected to manage the new physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic at Saltzer Health’s Ten Mile Medical Complex in Meridian. A skilled clinician and sports clinical specialist, Backs specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and injury prevention in athletes of all ages and competition levels. Her areas of specialty include post-operative rehabilitation, injury preventionadaptive and overhead athletics & activities, and hip pain/pathology. Previously, Backs served in clinical and leadership roles at St. Luke’s Health System where she worked as a clinic manager and physical therapist in outpatient adult rehabilitation. She also served as program director for the APTA-accredited sports physical therapy residency program. Before moving to Idaho, she worked as a staff physical therapist and sports physical therapy resident at Proaxis/ATI Physical Therapy in Greenville, S.C. Backs earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in physical therapy at St. Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences in St. Louis, MO.  Upon graduation, she completed residency training in sports physical therapy at Proaxis Therapy in conjunction with Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. 

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