Meet Your Team

Jennifer L. Donnelly-Straach, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. Donnelly-Straach joined Spine Team Texas in Southlake in 2010. Equipped with the latest medical knowledge and advanced techniques, Dr. Donnelly-Straach’s physical medicine and rehabilitation proficiency includes nerve conduction/EMG studies, peripheral joint injections, management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, non-surgical spine management through lumbar spine procedures, physical rehabilitation, and oral medications.

Dr. Donnelly-Straach’s expertise is added to the staff of Spine Team Texas to further enhance the noninterventional spine treatment services. Her emphasis will primarily be to provide comprehensive diagnostic studies that determine the root of spine problems and can reveal underlying musculoskeletal problems that can sometimes be masked as spine disorders.

During her medical training, Dr. Donnelly-Straach has given numerous presentations on spine injuries and treatments, including acute and chronic low back pain, neuromuscular deformity after spinal cord injury, adult-onset cervical dystonia, and spasticity management. She also served as a contributing editor to Rehab in Review.

A natural leader, Dr. Donnelly-Straach was named the PM&R chief resident at Emory University, director of the monthly EMG Conference, and peer-selected ACGME resident representative committee member. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Areas of expertise/services provided:

  • EMG/nerve conduction studies
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Oral medication management

Professional Qualifications

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science
University of Texas

Health Promotion and Fitness

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine
Texas Tech; Lubbock, TX


Internship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
John Peter Smith Hospital; Fort Worth, TX
Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emory University; Atlanta, GA

Awards and Recognitions

  • “Top Doctor” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2017)

Personal Interests

Also a natural athlete, Dr. Donnelly was a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, enjoys running, and formerly taught cardio kickboxing in Atlanta. Dr. Donnelly is a native Texan and is pleased to be able to reside permanently in North Texas.