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Jennifer CatinoAbout Jennifer Catino, MPT, LMT

Jennifer Catino is a NYS licensed Physical and Massage Therapist. She earned her BS and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in CT. She is also a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. She has worked as a physical therapist since 2002 and has been practicing massage since 2004.

After working in the traditional medical model for many years and finding a lack of appreciation of the body as a whole, Jennifer knew she wanted to open a practice that allowed for the treatment of the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, not just a few of the parts.

Jennifer opened her practice, Bodywork for Wellness, in 2007, with the intention of treating clients in a progressive holistic fashion to not only decrease their pain, but to bring wellness and balance to their bodies. She believes that restoring physical and mental well-being makes it easier for a patient's body to function normally and use its own recuperative powers more effectively.

Jennifer is a life-long learner and has taken extensive professional continuing education courses in manual physical therapy techniques with an emphasis on Myofascial Release as taught by John Barnes and emphasis in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). OMT includes a system of techniques, using the hands to correct joint and tissue dysfunction. Jennifer is also one of a few therapists in the Capital District region who has received specific training in assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor.

When Jennifer is not working or taking classes, she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as being out in nature.

Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education

11/16-17/22 Osteopathic Medical Sciences 3,
Neal O’Neal PT, Zoom

3/22 - current School of Applied Functional Medicine,
Pursuing Certificate in Applied Functional Medicine, Tracey Harrison, Online

11/12-13/21 Thorax in Gait,
Neal O’Neal, Zoom

11/6-7/21 Rational Cranial Osteopathy Part 2,
Kai Mitchell, PT Toronto, Canada, Zoom

10/22-23/21 Upper Extremity as a Function Tool,
Neal O’Neal PT, Zoom

10/2-3/21 New Fascial Considerations in a Manual Therapy Practice,
Robert Cohen, PT and Jon Laking, PT Baltimore, MD

9/17-18/21 Osteopathic Sciences 2,
Neal O’Neal PT Seattle WA, Zoom

3/5-6/21 Craniocerival Complex in Posture,
Neal O’Neal PT St. Geroge, UT, Zoom

2/5-6/21 Head Zones as a Limbic System Treatment,
Neal O’Neal PT Seattle WA, Zoom

9/26/20 Visceral Manipulation-Vascular Neurochemical Structural Treatment,
Neal O’Neal, Seattle WA

10/18/19-6/26/20 Advanced Energy Diagnostics,
Joy Adler LMT, Albany NY

11/23-24/19 Mitchell Rational Cranial Manipulation,
Dr Fred Mitchell, Sr DO and Kai Mitchell, Toronto, CA

10/26-27/19 Manual Therapy to Re-establish Proper Fluid Dynamics to Improve Aberrant
Physiology, Chronic Mechanical Dysfunction and Health,

R.Cohen PT, J. Laking, PT, Baltimore MD

10/4-6/19 TMJ, Trigeminal & Upper Cervical Spine- A Manual Therapy Approach,
Lino Cedros, ATC, Seattle, WA

8/24-25/19 Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1,
Dr Eric Nelson DC, Denver, CO

4/27-28/19   Treatment of Respiratory System Disorders Using a Manual Therapy Approach,
R. Cohen PT, J. Laking PT, Baltimore, MD

12/7-9/18                           Clinical Advances in Lymphatic Sciences- Evaluation/Treatment and Progression,
                                           Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

11/1-4-18                           Diaphragmatic Function and Dysfunction – Influences Below the Diaphragm Pt 2,
Lino Cedros ATC Sacramento, CA

8/21/18                              Hamstring Stretches-Frequency Required to Maintain Knee Extension ROM
                                           Flex CEUs Michele Jang

8/3/18                                Probiotics, Food & The Immune System,
                                           Dr. Laura Pawlak PhD, Webinar

2/23-25/18                         Integrated Upper Extremity in Sport and Workplace,
                                            Lino Cedros ATC Sacramento, CA

9/20-10/1/17                      Diaphragm Function and Dysfunction -Influences Above the Diaphragm Pt 1,
                                            Lino Cedros, ATC Sacramento, CA

6-9/2017                            Energy Mastery for Massage Therapists, Joy Adler, Albany, NY

1/20-22/17                         Neuromuscular Education and Exercise Prescription for Manual Practitioners,
                                           Lino Cedros ATC, Sacramento, CA

10/21-23/16                       Integrated Pelvic Ganglia, Lino Cedros, ATC Sacramento, CA

10/8-9/16                           Evaluation and Assessment of the Gait Cycle, R, Cohen PT Baltimore MD

8/25/16                              Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Flex CEUs Michele, Jang

6/11-12/16                         Pediatric Myofascial Release, John Barnes PT, Troy, NY

5/13-15/16                         EBP- Integrated Lower Extremity, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine,
Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

1/22-24/16                         THE UNSTRETCHABLES: Plantar Fascia, Achilles, Hamstrings, Iliotibial Band,
                                           Iliopsoas, Latissimus Dorsi, Pectoralis Minor, Scalenes, Upper Trapezius,
Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

11/6-8/15                           Manual Therapy Approach for the Cervical to T4 Ganglia,
Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

9/18-20/15                         Comparison of Manual Therapy for Treatment of Face and Skull,
Lino Cedros ATC, Sacramento, CA

3/19-22/15                         Trigeminal Nociceptive System & Its Impact on Cranial and Somatic Dysfunction
                                            Lino Cedros, Sacramento, CA

1/23-25/15                         Orthopedic Problems in Clinical Practice, Lino Cedros, ATC Sacramento, CA

11/14-16/14                       Manual Approaches for Sedentary Lifestyle Implications for Disease and Dysfunction,
                                           Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

10/17-19/14                       Embryology Concepts for Manual Practitioners, Lino Cedros, ATC Sacramento CA

10/10/14                            The Elements of Structure: The Superficial Fascial Layer, Nick Pavoldi, LMT, Albany, NY    

11/15-17/13                       Evaluation and Manual Treatment of Dysfunction of the Reproductive Pelvis,
Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

11/1-3/13                           Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques:  Below the Diaphragm,
                                           Ed Stiles, DO, FAAO, Hartford, NY

8/23/13                              Fascia Scar Tissue and It’s Role in Recovery and Rehabilitation, 
Dale Perry LMT, Albany, NY

6/21-23/13                         Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques: Above the Diaphragm,
                                           Ed Stiles, DO, FAAO, Hartford, CT

8/23/13                              Fascia Scar Tissue and It’s Role in Recovery and Rehabilitation,
Dale Perry, LMT, Albany NY

4/28/13                              “Frozen” Shoulder; A Connective Tissue Perspective,
Dale Perry LMT &Lou Alpy LMT, Albany, NY

2/8-10/13                           Evaluation and Manual Treatment of the Adult Patient with Multiple Systemic                                            Dysfunctions, Lino Cedros, ATC, Sacramento, CA

1/19/13                              Holistic Fascial Integration: Level 1, Paul Jensen MS, LMT, Albany, NY (8)

1/6/13                                Pelvic Floor Pain and Menstrual Dysfunction; The Connective Tissue Approach,
                                           Dale Perry, LMT, Albany, NY (8)

11/30-12/2/12                    The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Disease, Lino Cedros ATC, Sacramento, CA

11/2-4/12                           Treatment Sequencing, Ed Stiles, DO FAAO, Hartford, CT

10/19/12                            Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Margery Chessare, LMT Greenfield Center, NY

9/9/12                                Body Mechanics, Dale Perry, LMT, Albany NY

6/23-25/12                         Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ed Stiles DO FAAO, Hartford, CT

5/18-20/12                         Treating the 5 Diaphragms of the Body,  Lino Cedros ATC, MT, Sacramento CA

3/16-18/12                         Gender Specific Treatment of Common Ailments Seen in Manual Practice,
                                           Lino Cedros ATC, MT, Sacramento, CA

2/10-12/12                         Integrated Visceral Gastro-Intestinal, Lino Cedros ATC, MT Sacramento, CA

12/2-4/11                           The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Health & Disease,
                                            Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

10/21-23/11                       Treating the Thoracic Cage, Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

5/13-15/11                         Understanding Mechanical Adaptions in Acute and Chronic Conditions,
                                           Lino Cedros ATC, MT, Sacramento, CA

4/15-17/11                         Introduction to Visceral Technique, Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

4/8-10/11                           A Comprehensive Study of the Pelvis, Lorin Rex DO, Reno, NV

3/18-20/11                         Assessment of the Walk Cycle for Manual Therapists,
                                           Lino Cedros, ATC, MT Sacramento, CA

2/11-13/11                         Introduction to Chapmans Reflexes, Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

1/14-16/11                         Treating the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar Spine, Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

11/12-14/10                       Intermediate Pelvic Floor 2A-Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor,
                                           Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
, Pamela Downey MSPT DPT, Stacey Futterman, MPT                                            Weehawken, NJ

10/22-24/10                       Female Pelvic Floor, Function, Dysfunction and Treatment –PF1 Holly Herman DPT,                                            Kathe Wallace PT, Peabody, MA

8/27-29/10                         Treating the Cervical Spine, Lino Cedros ATC MT, Sacramento, CA

8/21-22/10                         Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity, Charles Thigpen PT PhD ATC, Albany, NY

5/6-9/10                             Women’s Health Seminar: The Myofascial Release Approach,
                                           John Barnes PT, Bloomingdale, IL

5/3-5/10                             Cervical- Thoracic Myofascial Release, John Barnes PT, Bloomingdale, IL

4/10-11/10                         Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits Mitchell Scheiman, OD FCOVD   
                                           Schenectady, NY

3/14/10                              Myofasical Wellness Therapeutic Exercise Using Myofasical Principles
                                           Lisa Satalino, PT Albany, NY

2/19-21/10                         Treating Oncology Patients in a Manual Practice Lino Cedros ATC, Sacramento, CA

1/14-16/10                         Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Margery Chessare LMT, Greenfield Center, NY

10/20-25/09                       Myofascial Release III, John Barnes PT, Sedona, AZ

10/18-19/09                       Subtle Energy Therapy:  Level 1 Peggy Fuhs, RN Sedona, AZ

10/9-11/09                         Understanding Male and Female Pelvic Dysfunction, Lorin Rex, DO and
                                           Lino Cedros ATC, Sacramento, CA

9/11-13/09                         Advanced Unwinding, John Barnes PT, Bloomington MN

8/22/09                              Baby’s First Massage, Eileen Newsome LMT, Albany NY

8/14-16/09                         Mark Barnes Equine Myofasical Release 1, Tamara Rapier PT, Woodstock, CT

7/27-7/31/09                      Skill Enhancement Seminar, John F. Barnes PT, Paoli, Pa

6/5-7/09                             Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release, Joan Miller PT, Schenectady, NY

5/2/09                                An Introduction to Myofascial Rebounding,  Lisa Satalino, PT Albany, NY (7hrs)

3/19-22/09                         Lymph Drainage Therapy II, Molly Clark PT, LMT, LLCC, Hartford, CT (24 CEUs)

3/13-15/09                         The Body Mind Connection:  An Introduction to Myofascial Unwinding,
                                           Lisa Satalino PT, Albany, NY (17 CEUs)

1/8-10/09                           Clinical Analysis of 24 Adult Foot Types: A Comprehensive Approach to Determining
                                           Orthotic Intervention.
  Roberta Nole MA, PT, Cped Middlebury CT (18.5 CEUs)

12/11-14/08                       Women’s Health Seminar: The Myofascial Release Approach, John Barnes PT,
                                            West Chester, Pa (25CEUs)

10/14/08                            The Power of Breath, Patricia Bowden-Luccardi, LMT, Albany, NY  (4CEUs)           

5/16-18/08                         Manual Treatment for the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Ganglia,
                                            Lorin Rex DO, Farmington, CT

5/3/08                                Craniosacral Therapy for Children, Dawn Osuch OTRL, Greenfield Center, NY

4/18-20/08                         Embryology for the Manual Practitioner, Lorin Rex, DO, Reno, NV

2/28-3/2/08                        Lymph Drainage Therapy 1, Colleen Martens Endrizzi, MS SLP, LLCC Albany, NY

10/12-14/07                       Eval & Tx of Pituitary Thyroid Adrenal Axis, Lorin Rex, DO Edmonds, WA

9/28-30/07                         Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release, Scott van Niekerk PT, Rochester, NY

9/14-16/07                         Myofascial Rebounding, John Barnes PT, Cape Cod, MA

9/10-13/07                         Cervical- Thoracic Myofascial Release, John Barnes PT, Cape Cod, MA

8/10-12/07                         Evaluation and Treatment Thoracic Cage, Lorin Rex, DO, Edmonds, WA

5/18-20/07                         Treating the Diaphragm, Scapula and Foot, Lorin Rex, DO, Farmington CT

3/24-25/07                         Bindegwebsmassage, Dale Perry, LMT, Albany, NY 

2/9-11/07                           “3-in-1” Treating Disorders of the Hyoid, Thyroid, and Coccyx,
                                            Lorin Rex, DO, Edmonds, WA

8/13-16/06                         Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1, Barbara LeVan, PT, Albany, NY

6/9-11/06                           Differential Diagnosis, Lorin Rex, DO Edmonds, WA

3/31-4/2/06                        The Fascial Cranium and Thorax, Lisa Satalino, PT, Albany, NY

3/10-12/06                         Adaptation of the Body to Internal and External Injury, Lorin Rex, DO, and
                                            Leno Cedros, ATC, Edmonds, WA

2/24-26/06                         Intro to Myofascial Release, Lisa Satalino, PT, Albany, NY

1/27-29/06                         A Symposium on the Fascial Pelvis, Lisa Satalino, PT, Albany, NY

10/21-23/2005                    Cranial Mobilization, Lorin Rex, DO, Seattle WA

2/10-20/2005                     Myofascial Release I, II and Unwinding, John Barns, PT, Sedonna, AZ

6/27/2004                          Reiki II, D. Bramski RMT & D. Garzia RMT, St. Mary’s Hospital, Troy, NY

4/3/2004                            Reiki I, D. Bramski RMT & D. Garzia RMT, St. Mary’s Hospital, Troy, NY

3/29-30/2003                     Kinesio-Taping Seminar KT1 & KT2, Ruth Coopee, OT, OTR/CHT, Sunnyview Rehabilitation
                                           Hospital, Schenectady, NY (15CEUs)

9/21/2002                          Evidence Based Intervention in Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease, and Sensory
                                           Integration: Function, Dysfunction, and Strategies to Solve Problems,
Abilities Expo,                                            Boston, MA

9/17/2002                          Arthroscopic Treatment of Athletic Shoulder Injuries, Shankar Das, MD, Albany, NY (2CEUs)

8/28/2002                          Treatment of Individuals with Neurological Dysfunction:  From Assessment to Goal
J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, Albany, NY (8 CEUs)

7/13/2002                          Feldenkrais:  Awareness Through Movement, Carol Kress, New York, NY

4/20/2002                          Structural Release Medical Deep Tissue I, Dr. James Macie DC, LMT, Guilderland, NY
                                          (12 CEUs)

10/5/2001                          Understanding and Managing Unwanted Behavior Following Brain Injury, Brent Hughey
                                           PhD, Drake Center Inc., Cincinnati, OH (5 CEUs)

2/24/2001                          Aquatic Therapy for the Physical Therapy Assistant, Karen Dake PT, Sunnyview
                                           Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, NY (3 CEUs)



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