Bulls name Swanson Director of Sports Performance

Bulls name Swanson Director of Sports Performance
August 27, 2013, 7:45 pm
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The Bulls added Jennifer Swanson to their staff Tuesday, hiring the Gilroy, Calif., native as Director of Sports Performance. She previously spent the last five years as a performance physical therapy manager at Athletes' Performance in Los Angeles, the same location where Derrick Rose did his rehabilitation after ACL surgery last season.

In Chicago Swanson will oversee the athletic training and strength and conditioning departments. She will also be in charge of massage therapy, chiropractic care and nutritional support, per a press release from the Bulls.

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Before her work at Athletes' Performance, Swanson received a doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University in 2004 and a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2001. She also spent time as an intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers while completing a sports physical therapy residency at the University of Pittsburgh.

Swanson has worked with some of the best athletes in the country, but she also has her own athletic accomplishments. Swanson is both a six-time Division II All-American in track and was the National Indoor Pole Vault Champion in 2000.