Jenni Rai, PT
Jenni Nicolla Rai’s innovative approach to physical therapy for breast cancer patients quickly earned her the reputation as the “go-to” provider for celebrities with this diagnosis.
Jenni Nicolla Rai, MSPT, CLT, CES received her Master’s in Science and Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2001. She began her work with breast cancer patients in 2004 as a founding member of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient breast cancer program, under renowned physician Julie Silver, MD.
In 2005, she completed the Academy of Lymphatic Studies program to become a Certified Lymphedema Specialist, and became a Certified Edema Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2018.
While working in the clinic, Jenni noticed her breast cancer patients often asked the same questions, especially pertaining to life after breast cancer treatment. In 2017, she created the website www.MyBreastieSays.com to share the responses she gave her patients, with the goal of reaching a wider audience. The international presence in the corresponding Facebook group illustrates this success.
Jenni feels passionate that education around breast cancer should empower and reduce fear. This is seen through her frequent speaking engagements for Sharsharet, UCLA, Tower Cancer Research Foundation and The Foundation for Living Beauty. Jenni volunteers her time as the “Physical Therapist and Lymphedema Expert” for the Facebook group “Beyond The Pink Moon,” and was a frequent guest on the podcast “Kappa Kappa Cancer.” Through MyBreastieSays, Jenni has coordinated and presented multiple workshops for breast cancer survivors in the Los Angeles areas. Topics include: Sexuality, Self-Care, and Return to Exercise.
Jenni has the opportunity to continue to work “in the trenches” with the patient population she loves and was recently clinical director of Rehab Specialists, inc in Beverly Hills, CA. She lives in West Hollywood, CA with her husband and dog, and is often talking about her nephews.
Jenni is thrilled to join forces with Paige and build the Cancer Coach Collective. They have worked together for years sharing patients and ideas about how to better care for cancer patients. Their dream is finally becoming a reality.