Jenny Lelwica

Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Health Journalist, Patient Advocate

Expertise

Lyme Disease, Chronic Illness

Education

Creighton University

Highlights

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

Experience

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.

Education

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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