Jackie specialises primarily in the treatment of musculoskeletal (muscles and joints) problems including the rehabilitation of these issues allowing a swift return to work or to your specific sport. Injuries treated will range from day to day spinal or muscular ailments,after surgical intervention,specific sporting injuries or movement pattern requirements.
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Jackie qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986. Previously she worked as a Physical Education Teacher in Birmingham, gaining her B.Ed degree from Anstey C.P.E and Birmingham University. Professional interests in sports medicine and human movement subsequently developed from experiences of personal injury and training through representing GB and Wales in the Javelin and also as a Welsh Netballer.
Jackie worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in the NHS for many years where she further developed the manual therapy standards in herself, the staff and students on clinical placements.
In 1998 Jackie became a private practitioner whilst still being involved with a multitude of international events/tournaments. The most memorable of these include being a member of the GB Olympic Medical Team in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, and Sydney 2000 plus the Paralympics in Athens 2006.
Being based in Wales has allowed Jackie the honour of not only representing her country in Javelin and Netball but also in sharing her physiotherapy expertise with current Welsh athletes in the Commonwealth Games of Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006.
Continuing professional development included completing the self directed MACP postgraduate course plus conferences, particularly in spinal manipulation, lower limb bio-mechanical dysfunction and shoulder rehabilitation.
For the last 5 years Jackie has offered a consultancy to Spire Healthcare Cardiff in the Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence, working closely with Consultants and Physiotherapy specialists.
As a qualified Sports Massage practitioner Jackie assists SPS Ltd, with their sports massage programme continuing her interest and specialism in soft tissue management.
Movement and performance have always been an integral part of the complete package offered by Jackie as part the treatment options.
Jackie is an accredited practitioner of the JEMS® movement concept and was involved as an assistant lecturer with the JEMS® movement and performance programme (physiotherapist and personal trainers) in the UK and Sweden. There is an ongoing commitment to provide solutions to human movement dysfunction in both the non sporting and sporting population.
‘Being able to move effortlessly and pain free is the desired goal.’