Advance in Motion Physical Therapy

Jennifer DeMarco

Jennifer DeMarco


Jennifer earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) along with her Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from New York Medical College in 2015. As part of her doctoral project, she provided physical therapy care to an underserved community in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. She also worked in the Biomechanics Lab at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where she helped patients with amputations learn to function with a prosthesis. She began her professional career in Chicago which led her to open and manage a new clinic in Michigan prior to her move to Wrightsville Beach.

This background provides Jennifer with extensive experience in treating various pre- and post-surgical orthopedic injuries, acute and chronic pain conditions, and postural dysfunctions. She also enjoys treating the endurance athlete and active population.

She applies an individualized plan of care based on research and patient input to create an efficient balance between stability and mobility to optimize performance and reduce pain. She is passionate about incorporating motor control through functional movement and pain science education to address perspectives on pain and quality-of-life. Jennifer is trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Graston techniques. She has further distinguished herself by becoming a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) enhancing her ability to treat all types of orthopedic conditions.

Jennifer can be found outside of work out on the water with her SUP, running the trails, flowing through a sequence on her yoga mat, or enjoying some quality outdoor time with her dog Oreo.