Jenny Lelwica

Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Health Journalist, Patient Advocate


Lyme Disease, Chronic Illness


Creighton University


I know how scary it can be to weed through endless pages of medical information trying to understand your health condition—I've been there. Some days, I'm still there! My desire is that people will find the tools they need to heal and live life to the fullest.

— Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L


Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist and a freelance medical, health, and lifestyle writer. In addition to her extensive, clinical experience as an occupational therapist, Jenny has contributed to publications such as ​HuffPost, Men's Health, Real Simple, Prevention, Healthgrades, and Healthline. Her areas of expertise include Lyme disease and other health conditions, chronic illness management, general health and wellness, fitness, and nutrition. 

Jenny serves on the leadership team of the global, grassroots movement called Lyme Disease Challenge.


Jenny studied occupational therapy at Creighton University and holds an OT license in Illinois. She's also a Core Dynamics certified Pilates instructor.

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