Meet the Team: Jaclyn Barcikowski, DO

Jaclyn Barcikowski, DO, is a physiatrist who treats patients in the Drucker Brain Injury Center. Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine, she serves as a Clinical Director of the Stroke Rehab Unit, as well as Associate Program Director of the MossRehab/Einstein Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training Program.

“I work as a physiatrist in the Drucker Brain Injury Center in Elkins Park. I came straight to MossRehab after completing my fellowship. Coming here was a huge opportunity for me. MossRehab has a wonderful reputation, particularly for brain injury medicine. My patients include those admitted to the hospital who require a high intensity of medical care due to brain injuries. I also work with outpatients discharged from the hospital. They come to my practice to get care and may receive different outpatient therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech.

I have been excited to work with Dr. Rabinowitz and her team on the Get Up & Go study – a research program to promote physical activity in people living with TBI. I am thrilled to be part of this research. As a marathon runner and avid hiker, I am passionate about the benefits of exercise and experience it personally in my own life. Evidence suggests that encouraging regular exercise not only aids in the rehabilitation process but also brings about a myriad of health benefits. From improved cognitive function and mood enhancement to enhanced cardiovascular health, the positive outcomes are vast. I am enthusiastic about the potential impact this research could have on the well-being of my patients and others living with brain injuries.”

* This article was adapted from an article published in The Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System’s Spring 2024 Edition of Brain E-News.