I discovered my fascination in the human body and movement through my background in dance and gymnastics. I was always amazed at all the different ways the body moved and how it changed and adapted with practice and training. Pushing the muscles and joints to the extremes with performance and elite level competition, I often found myself or my team mates injured and unable to perform. Most of my injuries required time away from performance and many sessions spent with the physio, trying to problem solve and get back to optimal function.
Through my own experiences and my passion for helping those around me, I decided I wanted to follow physiotherapy as a career. I studied a Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University, Australia. After a sometime spent travelling New Zealand, I knew I wanted to live and work here, moving to Christchurch in early 2018 and started with the amazing team at The Muscle People. View details »
Having played handball at a national and international level for five years she is proud to wear the silver fern as captain of the New Zealand Women’s Handball team.
Jaclyn worked with Muscle People Physio as a new graduate and then went to work in the UK for 3 years, returning to New Zealand in 2016 to head up the team at our new Wigram Skies clinic. She enjoys the variety of clients we see at Wigram from the weekend warriors to athletes and every-day people. At Wigram we work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with GPs, a Podiatrist and Traditional Chinese Medicine on site as well as full service Radiology and Radiologists upstairs.
Jaclyn's areas of interest and expertise include musculoskeletal injuries, acute sports injuries, posture and movement assessment and screening including the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance testing, running biomechanics and correction, post-surgery rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and functional training.
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I have always been heavily involved in sport and physical fitness. I have grown up playing rugby union in the winter and competing in athletic competitions at the now demolished QE2 stadium in the summer. I now play European Handball for Canterbury and spend a lot of weekends travelling to Wellington and Auckland to compete. I have always taken a very meticulous approach to playing sport, which has led to a drive to constantly be better, and to find the knowledge of how to be better. I am now passionate in working with others, and helping them to simply be better, stronger and fitter.
Since graduating from Otago University I have been working in the health and fitness industry for 5 years. I have lived and worked overseas in Australia and Europe training with people ranging from your 9-5 office workers to high performance athletes. Highlights of my time overseas includes being the head trainer for a rugby union team in Southern England, and running my own personal training business in central London.
Since being back in Christchurch I have been working within the clinical population and have recently attained a post-graduate certificate in rehabilitation. I have been working with our physiotherapists to provide functional rehabilitation, injury prevention and strength and conditioning to all our clients. These services enhances our client’s journey, enabling us to lift people to the best of their abilities, from running after the kids to running a marathon. View details »