We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Zoll, PT, MSPT and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I have been a Physical therapist for almost 20 years, I have seen a change in quality healthcare versus quantity in the past 10 years. Insurance reimbursements declining steadily making it hard to make a profit without maximizing quantity of pts seen while losing the quality of care we would like to provide our patients. I decided to start our non profit, Zoll Neuro Rehab and Wellness, because I knew there was a significant need for quality physical therapy for those suffering a neurological event. This population typically has long term needs for equipment, basic patient care, family education/training, as well as therapy and helping find resources for those who have been cut off. So many of our clients have not been able to return to work due to severe disabilities, meaning they no longer have the funding that covers their insurance premiums, in turn their policies are cancelled and many people are left without proper care and training needed to be as functional and independent as possible. Zoll Neuro Rehab and Wellness was created to be that support system for our clients, help them with resources, provide physical therapy and wellness programs at discounted rates or pro bono depending on patient’s financial situation. We provide 1 hour of one on one physical therapy and wellness programs in their home environment, meeting the patient’s and families needs wherever they are. In 2023 we provided over $25,000 in discounted and pro bono therapy services and supplied multiple patients with needed DME to help their transition at home. We have provided the community with multiple wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, and even a truck lift for a power wheelchair. We hope to continue our efforts through obtaining grants and donations this year to be able to extend our services to more and more people throughout Fort Worth.

What should our readers know about your business?
Zoll Neuro Rehab and Wellness (ZNR) is a non-profit mobile outpatient physical therapy model that serves teens and adults affected by paralysis from neurological events such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, MS, Parkinson’s, etc. ZNR was developed to allow people to carry on their journey to recovery after a neurological event without insurance limitations or financial limitations. Here at Zoll Neuro Rehab and Wellness we can eliminate the hassle of trying to find transportation because we come to you. And a percentage of all proceeds goes towards discounted care/pro bono care. Our hopes for the coming year is to begin finding grants and donations to help spread our services to more and more people throughout the area.

I am most proud of the people’s lives we have been able to touch and help through what can be considered a devastating process of navigating life after a neurological injury. We will continue to move mountains for those we work with. The compassion and love I have seen working and networking with so many like minded clinicians is overwhelming. My hope is that we can create a more involved network of people that have talents that can help our clientele reach their goals and show them that their is life after injury. I love the community we have built and look forward to its continued growth.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I often like to pick an area of Fort Worth and do progressive dinner and drinks. We may pick SOUTHSIDE Fort Worth for a nice cold beer and live music at HOP Fusion brewery, then head on over to Tinie’s for some yummy appetizers, and then Wishbone and Flynt for dinner, and end with a night cap at Nickle City or dessert at EMPORIUM pies.

Fort Worth is known for the Stockyards for some real Texas fun! Lots of shopping and restaurants as well as a daily cattle stampede. Hit up the Drover hotel for dinner and great atmosphere.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to my patients!! They are so inspirational, they have been through major life changing events that affect every single aspect of their life; from decreased independence, to depression, weakness, loss of self and quality of life etc. Everyday they show up and put in hard work to achieve their goals. Through literal blood, sweat, and tears they push forward pushing themselves further than they ever could have imagined. The relationships I establish with my patients are lifelong, I care deeply about each and every single one of them and their recovery becomes OUR PRIORITY. I do what I do because of “them”, I push hard and think of creative outside of the box ideas to help them become as Independent as possible.

My other shoutout goes to my precious family!! My husband, Chris, knew my vision and supported me throughout this whole process. My 4 daughters have been my biggest cheerleaders through it all and I am proud to show them that they can be successful women, they can do what they love, and still have a thriving happy family.

Lastly to all my former colleagues and co workers, it was your confidence in me that gave me the courage needed to take the leap!! Especially to Stephanie Stoner, Laura Rea, and Brandy Derrick, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Website: ZollNeuro.com

Instagram: Zoll_neurorehab

Facebook: Zoll Neuro Rehab and Wellness

Image Credits
1) TCC PTA class of 2024 and volunteer patients to help our students better understand neurological deficits 2) Charles who I work on LSVT with for Corticobasal Degeneration 3) Ashley, T2 Spinal Cord Injury volunteering her time to show TCC PTA students how to sit<>stand someone with weak lower extremities 4) Nominated and won Clinical Instructor of the Year fron UNT HSC. With my students that nominated me: Omar Magdaleno, DPT (who works for ZNR), David Kim, DPT, and Parsa Kosari, DPT 5) T2 SCI assessment of spasticity and range of motion 6) In home exercise to keep 91 year old patient strong and independent so he can stay in his own home.

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