Jackie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979 and has had over 41 years of experience in treating clients of all ages and conditions.
Jackie owned and managed several large physiotherapy clinics in Toowoomba for 37 years and has recently semi-retired and started casual work at Extend Rehab at Wellington Point.
Her passion and expertise over the last 25 to 30 years has been in the diagnosis and management of shoulder conditions, especially post-surgical cases.
Jackie has a special interest in all shoulder conditions and has presented on shoulder conditions and their rehabilitation and diagnosis many times over the last two decades, both locally and nationally and has studied shoulder management both nationally and internationally.
Jackie currently is the Australian president of the Shoulder and Elbow Association of Australasia and runs regular online education sessions for the members.
Jackie is a highly active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is currently sitting on several committees and is a regular advisor in the advocacy and policy arenas and has sat on several reference committees, both state and nationally. She is the National Chair of the APA Business Group and is active in education and development of businesses and practice principals.
Jackie has recently completed a certificate in Applied Clinical Governance which covers all aspects of patient and staff quality and safety, culture and collaboration and advanced leadership in healthcare.
Jackie has a passion for education of up and coming physiotherapists so that they can lead the profession into the future.