Meet Our Physical Therapist David Jennings

David Jennings is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy and brings over 10 years of experience working with elite athletes, weekend warriors, and individuals of all activity levels to Franklin and Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics.

David’s History and Experience:

David graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Athletic Training where he worked with the nationally ranked football program. He then spent 2 years at Louisiana State University as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working with the nationally ranked and recognized track and field teams and women’s soccer team.

Upon completion of his Masters in Exercise Physiology he moved to Nashville to work at Vanderbilt University and take care of the track and field and cross-country teams, helping the women’s team to their first SEC cross-country championship. He moved on to physical therapy school at Belmont University and graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 after which he was the first to complete the Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute and obtained his SCS.

He is certified in Dry Needling and uses a hands-on approach with all of his patients. He is skilled at analyzing movement patterns and breaking down compensations and dysfunction. He enjoys working with runners, endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to feel better. When he isn’t in the clinic he is spending time with his wife Ashlyn and two sons- Grayson and Hayes or golfing and running.

What To Expect

During your first visit you will spend time reviewing any medical history, explaining what activities or movements are difficult or painful for you, and what you want to get back to doing- what are your goals?

Your physical therapist will then take you through various movements to identify dysfunction or compensations that may be contributing to your pain. Range of motion and strength will also be assessed to correlate to the movement pattern dysfunctions.

Key areas will be identified to address with hands-on, manual treatment to help reduce pain and improve function. Each session will consist of a manual treatment and then followed up with specific and corrective exercises to retrain movement patterns and improve functional abilities.

The goal of physical therapy is to not make you a life-long patient, but a life-long friend. We want to provide you with tools that allow you to continue improving even after your therapy with us ends. We are always here as a guiding light, but we want you to continue improving after your last visit.

We offer special services to supplement your physical therapy treatments:

Dry Needling

Dry Needling involves using a very thin monofilament needle inserted into the muscle belly to reduce trigger points, or knots in the muscle. This treatment has been shown to be very effective at reducing pain, increasing range of motion, improving strength and muscle coordination.  This is a treatment we use everyday to help our patients.


Our Class IV K-Laser is used to improve healing of the body’s tissue. The laser delivers specific red and near infrared wavelengths laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body.

  • Increased circulation
  • Decreased swelling
  • Reduction of pain
  • Enhanced tissue repair

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