Jen Davis, PT, DPT, OCS

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5.00 (10 reviews)
7718 SE 13th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202
7718 Southeast 13th Avenue Portland Oregon 97202 US

Dr. Jen Davis PT, DPT, OCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Orthopedics and Running Specialist, is passionate about delivering patient focused, evidence based quality care. Whether it is setting a PR at your next race, running your first marathon, or overcoming injuries and running healthy forever, Jen is committed to helping you!

A native Oregonian, Jen was born and raised in West Linn where she attended West Linn High School and ran on the cross country team. She has a life long passion and love of running for over 25 years. Jen develops and implements running injury prevention programs and core strengthening for diverse groups including West Linn High School Cross Country Team, Lake Oswego School District Community School, Foot Traffic Running Stores Women’s Academy and Foot Traffic University, Lucy ®Women’sActivewear, and has consulted for Carson Foot wear and more.

After graduating from West Linn High School, Jen attended the University of Boulder, where she earned her BA in Kinesiology and applied Physiology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Colorado, where she was trained by some of the leading clinical practicioners and researchers in the field of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. She obtained extensive training in spinal and peripheral joint thrust manipulation and orthopedics.

Jen is an active member of The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and board certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), member of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT), a member of Kinetacore, and a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).

Jen has first-hand experience with runner’s needs and knows how to customize their training program to meet and exceed their goals. Being an avid long distance runner for over 25 years herself, she has run several thousand miles. Having completed many marathons and half marathons, Jen has a special passion for treating runners and those in need of a training program who wish to start running. She has worked closely with runners of all levels and abilities from amateur novice, to NCAA Division 1, to professional sport athletes. Jen’s treatment philosophy encompasses a combination of patient values, current research and evidence based interventions and clinical experience for optional patient outcomes.

The perfect PT for a runner!
5.0

Jen Davis is the best!
A couple weeks after my first 50k my ankle started hurting–I had another 50k on the books, just a few months out. Discouraged, I called Jen. My first appointment was set up immediately. Jen reviewed my running history, past injuries, did a full gait analysis, asked about my previous race results, and my goals. She was thorough.
Jen quickly identified the cause of my ankle pain and treated it with manual adjustments, dry needling, and exercises during our sessions and at home. My treatment plan was so well-rounded that I came out of it a stronger and faster runner. Jen helped me heal my ankle, but also taught me exercises to strengthen my full body, keep me balanced, and increase my running efficiency.
I absolutely recommend Jen to running friends! It’s so wonderful to work with a PT who is also a runner. To get advice and guidance from an athlete who understands I’m not looking for an excuse to stop running for a while. Jen never told me I couldn’t run. She encouraged me to go easy during the healing process and to be mindful as I build up mileage and intensity again. Jen is focused on getting healthy runners to run to their potential. She’s awesome.

Date of Review
October 16, 2016 9:48 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Ankle tightness/pain, Stress fracture
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Runner
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
35-50 miles/week
What is your typical training pace or a recent race time? (Optional)
8:15 on roads; 11:30 on trails
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Expert in injury recovery and running.
5.0
  • Dan Holstein reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

Thank you Jen Davis in helping me fulfill a longtime goal of running a marathon! I would not have been able to complete this feat if it were not for Jen Davis and the expert advice, manual therapy procedures, exercise, training and rehabilitation. The manual therapy and following a daily regiment of exercises was a key in my recovery. Retraining old thinking and implementing a new set of plans, are easier said than done.Through those procedures, plan and constant encouragement I’m able to run pain free today. This is nothing short of a miracle. 2 years ago I tore my right bi-cep tendon from my knee in a soccer injury. I followed that up with meniscus surgery on my other knee 6 months later. I was told to look at other forms of exercise. As to running a marathon……out of the question. I can’t begin to tell you how good this feels to be back enjoying the activities I love and crossing the finish line at this years Portland Marathon (2015). Thanks again Jen. I’m ready for the 45th Portland Marathon for 2016 this next Sunday. See you out there!

Date of Review
October 4, 2016 3:34 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Knee pain, Hip/glute/piriformis pain
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Yes, competitive Runner!
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
35-50 miles/week
What is your typical training pace or a recent race time? (Optional)
9:15
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  • Amy
    Thanks for the review, Dan! Good luck at the Portland Marathon on Sunday!
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Jen made me into a runner
5.0

I was referred to Jen by my doctor, who is an avid runner herself, when I was training for my first half marathon and developed terrible pain in my left knee. I had encountered this before when I’d tried to start running and always thought I just had bad knees so I couldn’t run. Wrong! I started seeing Jen last November, ran my first half marathon in January, and ran a full marathon in April. There’s no way I could have done it without her. She helped me correct posture and form issues that I’d had my entire life, my balance is greatly improved, and I’m stronger all over. Not only am I a better runner, I feel like I have injury-proofed myself lifelong. It’s obvious when you meet her that she is extremely smart, and she’s very passionate about her work and committed to her patients. She gets people back to running as soon as possible.

Date of Review
October 3, 2016 2:32 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Ankle tightness/pain, Knee pain
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Yes, she's a runner also
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
15-25 miles/week
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  • Amy
    Bonnie, thanks so much for your review! I’m so glad you’ve become a stronger and healthier runner with Jen Davis and you’ve been able to run half and full marathons.
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62 year old Ultra Runner and Dr. Jen keeps me running pain free while recently setting PR's !
5.0

I first saw Dr. Jen Davis approximately 2 years ago.

When I originally went to see her I was concerned that I might be approaching the end of running for me. After just a few minutes of analysis she assured me that I’d be running again and probably faster than before.

She was right ! I’m now running further and faster at age 62.

If you have any issue or pain I highly recommend you see Dr. Jen.

Date of Review
September 29, 2016 10:27 am
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Shin splints, Hamstring pain, Hip/glute/piriformis pain
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
Manipulation, stretching, targeted excercises, dry needling.
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
avid runner
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
25-35 miles/week
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  • Amy
    Thanks for the review, Larry! I definitely want to be running healthy at 62 like you!
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Sr. Runner Still Running!
5.0

As a 55 yr old runner who also teaches fitness & leads running groups, it was imperative that I try to stay injury free. Jen helped me come up with a plan that will keep me competitive & enjoying what I Love most: running daily! She also dry needled me when I had an issue that was solved quickly. She is a professional that cares about the community as well & participates & leads events that are important.

It is a pleasure to know her & recommend her. She will use her extensive knowledge & training to keep you moving forward with your goals!

Date of Review
September 28, 2016 7:09 am
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Knee pain, Hip/glute/piriformis pain
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
SFMA & FMS Screening, Dry Needling, exercises
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Yes,Competitive Runner
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
35-50 miles/week
What is your typical training pace or a recent race time? (Optional)
PR 840 for half marathon
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  • Amy
    Thanks for your review, Wendy! It’s wonderful to hear about people who can keep us running healthy and meeting our goals.
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Review of Jen Davis
5.0
  • Larry Betten reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

Jen has consistently healed my injuries many times through her competent and caring professionalism.
I have been competing on Team USA with USA Triathlon for the past six years and her care has allowed me to continue with my training and competition. I have told her that she is a miracle healer and it is all true.

Date of Review
September 27, 2016 9:41 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Knee pain, Low back pain
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  • Amy
    Thanks for your review, Larry! It’s great to hear about people who can keep runners healthy through training and competition. Best wishes to you in your coming races.
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A Dream Come True
5.0
  • Sheryl Walsh reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

I called Dr. Davis three weeks before I was suppose to run the Boston Marathon, my dream race, a goal I had been working towards most of my adult life. I had been running my last 20 mile training run and stepped in a pothole halfway through the run. My ankle was swollen, stiff, and sore and I was upset! She talked some sense into me, and got me running again in a week. I ran a great race, even qualified again for next year! Unfortunately my body was a wreck even before I twisted my ankle. I had injured my hip 9 months prior and had been through physical therapy, two orthopedic exams, an MRI, and finally decided to have a steroid shot in my hip so I could train for Boston. The shot was wearing off too soon when I met Dr. Davis three weeks before the marathon and I was staring to have a lot of pain again. She performed dry needling and I really felt like it was a miracle! In just a few sessions, as well as at home stretching, I felt 90% better, what a relief after battling this pain for 9 months. Now, I would say my hip is completely recovered. Lastly, after I expressed interest, she got me started on a minimalist shoe running plan and I spent the summer working up to running in the new shoes and am loving it. I feel like I really can run forever, pain free. I cannot recommend Dr. Davis enough, she has a true passion for her profession and a love for the sport which you can feel from your first visit.

Date of Review
September 27, 2016 9:41 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Ankle tightness/pain, Hip/glute/piriformis pain
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
dry needling, manual manipulation, strength and balance exercises
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Yes, runner, standup paddle boarder, climber
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
25-35 miles/week
What is your typical training pace or a recent race time? (Optional)
8:15 min/mile marathon pace
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  • Amy
    Thanks for your review, Sheryl! It’s great to hear about PT’s who can get us to the starting line of big races healthy and ready to run! Congratulations on completing the Boston Marathon!
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The best PT I've ever had!
5.0
  • Grayson Ollar reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

Working with Jen Davis has been something that’s helped me significantly over my high school running career, and is still benefiting me today. During my early years of high school, I was plagued with running injuries to a point where every week some new muscle would hurt. When I started going to physical therapy sessions with Jen, we were able to pin down the causes of my injuries, and work on these weaknesses. After each session, I would leave feeling better than before, and with more understanding of what I needed to do to get better. Now that I am running on a collegiate level I have been working harder then ever before. Having Jen guide me over the years on how to stay healthy, I have been able to find success at this new level of running without fear of injury. And while running injuries can be inevitable at times, because of Jen, I know how to get over them and come back stronger than ever.

Date of Review
September 27, 2016 8:32 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Shin splints, Hip/glute/piriformis pain, Other
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
50+ miles/week
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  • Amy
    Thanks for your review, Grayson, and best wishes as you continue competing collegiately!
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Amazing! Recommend to EVERYONE
5.0
  • Anthony Lee reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

Being an ultra marathon runner, there is a lot of strain on my legs. It took about couple months of painful practices and frustration to finally do something about it, but when I went to my first appointment about 2 years ago now, Dr. Jen Davis knew exactly what to do. Dr. Davis is amazingly knowledgeable. She takes the time to know about your total health and is there to find the root of the problem. She is a great listener and will work with you to focus on your concerns. I go in regularly for adjustments to stay healthy. It is great to have a PT where they take the time to actually fix the problem and not patch the symptom. With a couple Graston treatments, the scar tissue in my legs began to break down and also dry needling and E-Stimulus, I was able to compete pain free. I was also given multiple exercises to prevent further injuries and to stay pain free. I am not injuryproof but all thanks to Dr. Davis, I know I’ll get fixed up faster than other practicitioners. I would recommend her to any runner or athlete or person dealing with an injury. She is an athlete herself and knows a variety of techniques to get you back to what you love most. Thank you for everything!

Date of Review
September 27, 2016 4:58 pm
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Stress fracture, IT Band syndrome, Hip/glute/piriformis pain, SI joint dysfunction, Low back pain
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
Dry needling, strength training, E-stimulus, hands on.
Is this health practitioner an athlete? If yes, please list type. (Optional)
Yes, runner and climber
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
50+ miles/week
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  • Amy
    Thanks so much for your review, Anthony! Knowing who the great PTs for runners are is so helpful.
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Simply the BEST!
5.0

I’ve been seeing Jen for a couple of years now and she continues to impress me with how passionate she is about her work. She is always looking to learn as much as she can so that she can give her patients the best treatment. One of Jen’s unique (I think) treatments is dry needling. I’d never even heard of it before I started seeing Jen and it’s amazing how much one session can improve mobility. Jen is great to work with and really helpful in providing materials to help her patients understand what is going on and how to go about getting better. I am admittedly terrible at doing my assigned exercises and she always tries to come up with new and easier ways to help me fit them into my busy schedule. Jen’s focus is running but she understands the way the muscles in the body work so thoroughly that I’m positive she could help with any type of issue you may be having. If you’re looking for a physical therapist I’d recommend Jen in a heartbeat!

Date of Review
September 27, 2016 2:26 pm
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  • Amy
    Thanks for your review of Jen Davis! It’s awesome to hear about PT’s who are passionate, knowledgable, and helpful.
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