Jenny L. Wilhelm, PT, DPT, NCS

  • Physical Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Services


Jennifer specializes in neurological diagnoses including Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury (including concussions) and geriatric clients. Jennifer believes strongly in interdisciplinary care for her clients and works closely with the OHSU Parkinson's Center and Sports Medicine Concussion teams to optimize her patients care. Jennifer has a passion of incorporating her client’s goals and individualized needs with current research to help improve their level of function. She wants to help you achieve the highest level of independent functioning within your home and in the community

In addition to clinical care, Jennifer also seeks to enhance clinical outcomes by working in the Balance Disorder Laboratory. She is currently assisting in several clinical intervention studies for Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2000, University of Iowa
    • P.T., 2006, Pacific University
  • Certifications

    • Neurological certified specialist - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Memberships and associations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association


Selected publications

  • Parrington L, Jehu DA, Fino PC, Stuart S, Wilhelm J, Pettigrew N, Murchison C, El-Gohary M, VanDerwalker J, Pearson S, Hullar T, Chesnutt JC, Peterka R, Horak FB, King LA. The Sensor Technology and Rehabilitative Timing (START) randomized controlled trial study protocol. Phys Ther. 2020 Apr 17;100(4):687-697
  • Fino PC, Wilhelm J, Parrington L, Stuart S, Chesnutt JC, King LA. Inertial Sensors Reveal Subtle Motor Deficits When Walking With Horizontal Head Turns After Concussion. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: Mar/Apr 2019; 34 (2): E74–E81
  • Brodsky, MA, Anderson S, Murchison C, Seier M, Wilhelm J, Vederman A, Burchiel KJ. Clinical Outcomes of Asleep versus Awake Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. Neurology. 2017 Nov 7;89(19):1944-1950
  • Su KG, Carter JH, Tuck KK, Borcich T, Bryans LA, Mann LL, Wilhelm JL, Fromme EK. Palliative care for patients with Parkinson¹s disease: an interdisciplinary review and next step model. Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome. 2017; 7:1-12
  • King LA, Wilhelm J, Chen Y, Blehm R, Nutt J, Chen Z, Serdar A, Horak FB. Effects of Group, Individual, and Home Exercise in Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2015 Oct;39(4):204-12
  • Wilhelm JL, King LA. Exercise for persons with Parkinson disease: important considerations of medication, assessment, and training. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;39(2):93-4
  • King LA, Salarian A, Mancini M, Priest KC, Nutt J, Serdar A, Wilhelm J, Schlimgen J, Smith M, Horak FB. Exploring outcome measures for exercise intervention in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsons Dis. 2013;2013:572134. Epub 2013 Apr 30


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