I have always been interested in Healthcare and providing help to people who need it. I graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 from my first Bachelor degree in Anatomy and I decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy wanting to further my understanding of human movement and musculoskeletal pathology. Since I've started working, I found my true passion to be manual therapy for relieving pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms.
With a postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health and working for 3 years in this specialised area, this has helped me understand my patient's needs when returning to normal daily activities. This includes working in different industries following a severe injury. Knowledge of manual therapy, exercise prescription and occupational health has enabled me to tailor treatment plans for each of my patients so they will achieve their goals.
Currently I am working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Manual therapy which will help me provide the best and most recent evidence based treatments. I also believe in a multidisciplinary approach to helping people recover from injuries. This may include referrals to other healthcare professionals including GPs, acupuncturists, podiatrists, musculoskeletal specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons and other professions. 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 discovered my passion for physiotherapy at a young age. I was amazed at how the teamwork between the physiotherapist and client helped restore the ability to carry out purposeful and meaningful movements again. This inspired me to complete my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. As a physiotherapist I find my job very rewarding. One of the most rewarding parts is when clients understand how the way they were moving beforehand contributed towards their current injury, and how through these exercises they are able to be in control of their own rehab.
When you see me, you can expect me to take a holistic approach to your healthcare. This means that I will treat the entire body, as well as other contributing factors rather than just your injury. Our body is all connected therefore if one joint or muscle is slightly out of time when we move, it can affect other parts of our body too.
Outside of work I love getting amongst the outdoors. Some of my hobbies include running, tramping, tennis, skiing and baking. I am originally from the North Island so every chance I get I am exploring the beautiful scenery here in the South Island. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to develop a rehab plan customised to your needs. View details »