• Faculty
    • IHL Role: Geriatric Residency Program Coordinator, Continuing Education Course Instructor
    • Employer: Brooks Rehabilitation
    • Email: Jackie.Osborne@BrooksRehab.org

    Dr. Jacqueline Osborne currently serves as the Coordinator for the multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency Program at Brooks Rehabilitation.  Her responsibilities include development and implementation of the Residency curriculum including providing didactic and psychomotor training as well as mentoring in the areas of clinical services, educational activities, professional services, scholarly activities, and practice management which are the five foundational pillars of the Residency Programs. In addition to coordinating and supervising the faulty and the residents involved in this program, Dr. Osborne maintains a clinical practice within Brooks and serves on committees for special projects throughout the organization.  She also serves the FPTA as the Chair of the Falls Prevention Task Force.

    Doctorate in Physical Therapy
    Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania 

    B.S. in Business Administration
    Concentration in Operations Management
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

    Dr. Osborne obtained Board Certification in the area of Geriatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2007 and became recertified in 2017. She also obtained the credential of Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Section on Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012. Her clinical interest is in managing the rehabilitation of older adults. She is particularly passionate about prevention and aging-in-place as well as managing geriatric syndromes such as falls sarcopenia. She has experience managing the rehabilitation care of individuals with progressive neurological disease including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

    In addition to serving as the Geriatric Residency Program Coordinator, Dr. Osborne serves as a faculty member for the Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency and the Brooks Neurologic and Women’s Health Residency Programs. She also holds an adjunct professor position at the University of North Florida where she teaches the Geriatrics course to the entry-level third year Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Dr. Osborne is a recognized speaker in the areas of fall assessment and prevention, motor learning, movement disorders, and age related change. She has been invited to deliver continuing education courses as well as to speak at support group meetings and educational symposiums hosted by the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning, the Brooks Research, and Community Health Departments, The American Physical Therapy Association, The Florida Physical Therapy Association, the Florida Council on Aging, the Frisch Institute for Senior Care, and local senior centers and YMCAs. Dr. Osborne previously served as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences where she taught clinical problem solving courses as well as provided presentations on the physical therapy assessment and management of various movement disorders and typical age related change.

    Peer-reviewed Journals:
    Osborne, J. Physical Therapy Services for Older Americans. Barriers to Access in Rural America. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2008;24(4):337-343

    J. Osborne. A demonstration of how a properly dosed home exercise program may delay or eliminate the need for medical interventions in an older adult with severe knee osteoarthritis. Combined Sections Meeting 2017; San Antonio, Texas.

    Robinson, Rob, Osborne J. Assessing Stepping reaction in an Older Adult Faller after Hip Fracture and Surgery. Combined Sections Meeting 2016; Anaheim, California.

    Padilla, Amelia, Osborne J, Balasubramanian C, Fox E.  Customized Assessment to Specifically Identify Balance Impairments in an Ambulatory Older Adult. Combined Sections Meeting 2015; Indianapolis, Indiana

    Willard G, Spigel P, Osborne J, Fox E.  Relaxation techniques as an adjuvant to decrease hemiballism in a patient post-stroke. Neurology Section: Balance and Falls. Combined Sections Meeting 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

    DeMark L, Rose D, Spigel P, Osborne, J, Beneciuk J. Case series: A backward walking training program to improve balance, forward gait speed, and decreased fall risk in acute stroke. Neurology Section: Stroke SIG. Combined Sections Meeting 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

    Educational Material:
    Fact Sheet: Posture and Parkinson’s Disease; American Physical Therapy Association Section on Neurology, Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group; 2010.

    Osborne, J. Using Motor Learning Concepts to Guide Intervention in Individuals with Parkinson Disease. GeriNotes. 2010;17(4):10-12.

    Osborne, J. Open Letter to the Members of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy: Ageism. GeriNotes. 2016;23(2).

    Osborne, J. Residency Corner: Brooks Geriatric Residency Program. GeriNotes. 2013; 20(1):19