Jessica Rothfus

Jessica Rothfus

DPT, OCS

Biography


Jessica is a physical therapist who strongly believes in whole person care and likes to incorporate manual techniques into therapy. She was born and raised in the Lynnwood/Edmonds area and attended the University of Puget Sound for her Bachelor’s degree. Jessica found her passion for physical therapy in high school and has been working in the outpatient environment since 2005. She started at Axis in the fall of 2009 as an aide and spent 4 years learning as much as possible before going on to attend physical therapy school, earning her doctorate at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. Jessica is thrilled to be back with the Axis team, now as a therapist. She received her board certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2020. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys photography, reading, archery and spending time with friends and family.

Experience


Physical Therapist

Axis Physical Therapy, Edmonds, WA

Aug 2016 – Current

Full-time patient care in general outpatient private practice treating a wide range of conditions including post-op, general orthopedic injuries, chronic conditions, andneurologically based diagnoses.


Clinical Internships

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, Scottsdale, AZ – Jul 2014 – Aug 2014
Outpatient Orthopedic DPT Rotation (4 weeks)
Aquatic Rehab and Wellness Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ – Aug 2015 – Oct 2015
Outpatient Aquatic DPT Rotation (8 weeks)
Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA – Oct 2015 – Dec 2015
Outpatient Pediatrics DPT Rotation (8 weeks)
Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA – Mar 2016 – Apr 2016
Inpatient Acute DPT Rotation (8 weeks)
Axis Physical Therapy, Edmonds, WA – May 2016 – Jul 2016
Outpatient Orthopedic DPT Rotation (8 weeks)

Competencies and Certifications


Protecting Human Research Participants
National Institute of Health (2013)
Financial Conflict of Interest
National Institute of Health (2013)
HIPAA Staff Training
HiTech Associates (2020)
Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED Certification for Health Care Provider (BLS)
ProCPR(expires 08/2022)
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
ABPTS (2020)
Washington State Telemedicine Training
NRTRC (2021)

Professional Affiliations


American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association, Washington Chapter
American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section

Research


The Effectiveness of AquaStretch in Treating Fibromyalgia: A Case Series (2016)

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

2009

Location: University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Washington

Doctor of Physical Therapy

2016

Location: A.T. Still University Mesa, Arizona

Continuing Education


Pediatric and Adult Seating

November 10, 2015 – 0.2 CEUs

Location: Lynnwood, WA NuMotion


Exploring Pediatric Mobility

November 10, 2015 – 0.2 CEUs

Location: Lynnwood, WA NuMotion


Optimizing Early Childhood Seating and Mobility

November 10, 2015 – 0.2 CEUs

Lynnwood, WA

Location: University of Pittsburg


Washington:  HIV/AIDS

May 31, 2016 – 0.7 CEUs (7 contact hours)

Online

ATrain Education

Location: 5171 Ridgewood Rd, Willits, WA 95490


MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar

September 30 – October 2, 2016 – 3.0 CEUs (29.7 contact hours)

Axis Physical Therapy, Edmonds, WA

Instructor:  Clare Jones, PT, OCS, COMT, CFMT, FAAOMPT

Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Location: PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935


MT-ST: Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation

February 24-26, 2017 – 2.8 CEUs (28.4 contact hours)

Axis Physical Therapy, Edmonds, WA

Instructor:  Trish Fong, MSPT, COMT

Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Location: PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935


Suicide Prevention

September 10, 2017 – 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours)

Online

OnCourse Learning

Location: 20225 Water Tower Blvd, Brookfield, WI 53045


MT-1:  Essential Peripheral Seminar

November 10-12, 2017 – 3.1 CEUs (31.4 contact hours)

The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis, OR

Instructor:  Clare Jones, PT, OCS, COMT, CFMT, FAAOMPT

Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Location: PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935


Beyond the Slump Test:  Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes in Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Patients – Lower Quadrant

February 22, 2018 – 0.85 CEUs (8.5 contact hours)

Online

Location: MedBridge 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


MT-O:  Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation

March 2-4, 2018 – 2.6 CEUs (26.2 contact hours)     

Axis Physical Therapy, Edmonds, WA

Instructor:  Clare Jones, PT, OCS, COMT, CFMT, FAAOMPT

Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Location: PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935


Cultural Competency:  Assessment and Treatment

April 24, 2018 – 0.0 CEUs

Online

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Civil Rights & Preventing Discrimination in Healthcare

April 24, 2018 – 0.0 CEUs

Online

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


General Compliance Training for Healthcare Staff

May 30, 2018 – 0.0 CEUs

Online

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Clinical Instructor

June 4 – June 28, 2018 – 0.3 CEUs (3 contact hours)

Instructor for 1st year doctorate student from A.T. Still University 96 hours


Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED Certification for Health Care Provider (BLS)

August 4, 2018 – 0.0 CEUs

Online

ProCPR 6452 E Fulton St #1, Ada, MI 49301


Thrust Manipulation of the Spine

October 5, 2018 – 0.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)

Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA

Instructors:  Michael Tollan, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapy Association of Washington

Location: 208 Rogers St NW, Olympia, WA 98502


Utilizing ICF Guideline and Treatment-Based Classifications

November 18, 2018 – 0.1 CEUs (1 contact hour)

Online

Instructor:  Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


ICF Clinical Practice Guidelines Update: Lateral Ankle Sprains

November 18, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Evidence-Informed Practice for the Clinical Specialist

November 18, 2018 – 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


ICF Best Practice Recommendations: Lateral Ankle Sprain Interventions

November 19, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


ICF Best PracticeRecommendations: Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

November 23, 2018 – 0.1 CEUs (1.0 contact hour)

Online

Instructor:  Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Foot and Ankle Mechanics

November 23, 2018 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


ICF Clinical Practice Guidelines: Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

November 23, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Orthopedic Case Studies of the Foot and Ankle

November 23, 2018 – 0.1 CEUs(1.0 contact hour)

Online

Instructors:  Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


An Introduction to Osteoarthritis

November 24, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Hip Osteoarthritis

November 24, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Upper Extremity Osteoarthritis

November 24, 2018 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Examination of the Knee Osteoarthritis Patient

November 25, 2018 – 0.1 CEUs (1.0 contact hour)

Online

Instructor:  Gail D. Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Evidence and Interview of the Patient with OA of the Knee

November 25, 2018 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Gail D. Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Treatment of the Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis

December 2, 2018 – 0.25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Gail D. Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


ORPT 7280 – OCS Prep Course

4/1/2019 – 3/31/2020 – 5.8 CEUs (58 contact hours)

David Browder, PR, DPT, OCS

Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions

Location: 175 S English Station Road, Ste 218, Louisville, KY, 40245


Clinical Instructor

January 7 – April 19, 2019 – 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours)

Instructor for 3rd year doctorate student from University of Montana 480 hours clinical experience


MT6:  Clinical Application of Manipulative Therapy

February 23-24, 2019 – 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours)

Bellevue, WA

Instructor:  Alec Kay, PT, DMT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Ola Grimsby Institute

Location: 8550 United Plaza Blvd Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Manipulation Seminar

April 13, 2019 – 0.35 CEUs (3.5 contact hours)

Edmonds, WA

Instructor:  Jeffrey Waldron, DPT, OCS

Axis Physical Therapy

Location: 21009 76th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026


Clinical Instructor

June 3 – June 28, 2019 – 0.3 CEUs (3 contact hours)

Instructor for 1st year doctorate student from A.T. Still University 96 hours


Basic Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging

June 29, 2019 – 0.4 CEUs (4 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Clinical Imaging

June 29, 2019 – 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours)

Independent Study Course

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Location: 2920 East Avenue South, Suite 200, La Crosse, WI, 54601


Indications for Musculoskeletal Imaging

July1, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Imaging for Lower Quarter Sports Injuries

July 6, 2019 – 0.125 CEUs (1.25 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Screening for Fracture:  Diagnostic Imaging and Beyond

July 6, 2019 – 0.4 CEUs (4 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Bill Boissonnault, PT, DHSC, FAPTA

APTA

Location: 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandra, VA, 22314


Imaging for Upper Quarter Sports Injuries

July 6, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


X-Rays and Lower Extremities:  An Osteopathic Approach

July 7, 2019 – 0.275 CEUs (2.75 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Laurie Hartman, DO, PhD

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Manipulation Thrust Techniques:  Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

July 7, 2019 – 0.225 CEUs (2.25 contact hours)

Online

Instructors:  Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

Philip Tehan, DO, Dip. Physiotherapy, MHSc

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Clinically Relevant Meniscus Pathology: Evaluation and Treatment

July 27, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Differential Diagnosis and Conservative Management of Lateral Knee Pain

August 3, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Differential Diagnosis of Anterior Knee Pain

August 3, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Stability of the Knee:  Management of Common Ligamentous Pathology

August 4, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Assessment of Muscle Impairments Related to Knee Disorders

August 4, 2019 – 0.125 CEUs (1.25 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Conservative Management of the ACL Deficient Knee

August 4, 2019 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Post-Surgical Management:  Basic Principles and Spinal Surgeries

August 4, 2019 – 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, ATC

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Post-Surgical Management:  Upper Extremity Surgical Interventions

October 20, 2019 – 0.25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, ATC

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Post-Surgical Management:  Lower Extremity Surgical Interventions

October 20, 2019 – 0.25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructor:  Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, ATC

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Orthopedic Case Studies of the Lumbar Spine

October 20, 2019 – 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Online

Instructors:  Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

MedBridge

Location: 1633 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109


Washington State Telemedicine Training

1/5/2021 – 0.0 CEUs

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Location: 101 Wasatch Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

January 5, 2020 – 9.6 CEUs (96 contact hours)

Independent Study Course

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Location: 2920 East Avenue South, Suite 200, La Crosse, WI, 54601