Dr. Jennifer Stebbing is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine, and is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathy. While she has practiced Family Medicine extensively, her passion for the last 12 years has been in Sports Medicine and the non-surgical treatment of athletes and non-athletes alike. In addition to her mastery of a wide range of regenerative injection therapies, Dr. Stebbing embraces the fine art of osteopathic manipulation, and uses her hands for both diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Her treatment philosophy stems from her osteopathic roots, to care for the body as an integrated system to treat the entire person rather than single areas/organ systems.
She believes our bodies have the innate ability to heal, and is open to communication between all members of the treatment team (massage and physical therapists, primary care and other subspecialists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, coaches, etc.) to encourage healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. Although surgery may be an option, her treatment is geared toward non-surgical healing. Dr. Stebbing’s additional Board Certification in Hospice & Palliative Care speaks to her patient-centered approach, and she encourages the interchange of ideas and allows ample time for compassionate dialog.
Dr. Stebbing loves to learn and regularly attends conferences that continue to enhance and update her interest in Regenerative Orthopedics. Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Bone Marrow Stem Cells are the foundation to treat muscle and tendon injuries, joint arthritis and pain. Her primary training in regenerative orthopedics continues to be through the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. She has trained in traditional prolotherapy through the Hackett Hemwell Patterson Foundation and is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasound through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She has gained expertise in the treatment of fascial injuries, facilitated by her osteopathic roots, and participated in the Fascia Research Conference. She has learned the art of bio-identical hormones from Dr Neal Rouzierin and has an interest in Ayurvedic Medicine, which incorporates food and lifestyle in healing. Her background as a Family Practitioner, in obstetrics and attending to women’s health has prompted her to learn how to treat the taboo topics of male and female sexual dysfunction. She lives the life she proposes to patients, regularly exercising, eating healthily, and reducing stress.
Integrity – I pursue open, honest relationships, working to establish trust to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.
Passion – I thoroughly believe that nutrition and exercise are the foundations of health and wellness. I encourage patients to take ownership of their health, and support them through the changes I recommend.
Resourcefulness – I think outside the box, gathering comprehensive information, thoughtfully problem-solving, and actively incorporating new ideas and strategies, all with the aim of optimal results.
Dr. Stebbing has participated in the care of athletes at the Portsmouth Criterium, USA Boxing Events, Boston Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon, Philadelphia Triathlon, Bay State Games, and NJ Special Olympics.
Dr. Stebbing is an avid cyclist. She has participated in long distance rides throughout the US and ridden portions of the race course at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. As a spectator, she traveled to the Olympics in Greece and Australia. Her other athletic pursuits include lacrosse, skiing, swimming, field hockey, softball and soccer. She is familiar with the injuries that occur while participating in the full range of sports, and can relate to both the psychological and physical aspects of recovery from injury.
- Coastal Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine, Portsmouth, NH 2006- 2018
- UNH Health Services, Durham, NH 2007-2010
- Palliative Care Service, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH 2010-2011
- Rockingham VNA & Hospice, Exeter, NH 2008, 2009
- SeaCoast Hospice, Exeter, NH 2005-2007
- Families First, Portsmouth, NH – Medical Director 2002-2005
- Alton Family Practice, Alton, NH 2002
- Owensville Primary Care, Owensville, MD 2001
- Alley Medical Center, Berwick, PA 1998-2001
- Fellowship: Union Hospital Sports Medicine, Union, NJ 2005-2006
- Residency: Aurora Presbyterian Family Practice, Denver, CO 1996-1998
- Internship: Presbyterian/St Luke HealthOne, Denver, CO 1995-1996
- DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1995
- BS: Guilford College,1990