- Doctor of Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
- American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor for Physiotherapy Students
- Australian Physiotherapy Association member 2017
- American Physical Therapy Association member 2011-2016
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association member 2009-2016
- Currently completing further post-graduate studies as a PhD candidate at Bond University. Area of research: injury prevention and performance development in female AFL players.
Jessica Farley graduated as a Physiotherapist from Boston University’s (USA) Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2014, having previously earned her Athletic Trainer Certification after completing her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training in 2009. Both academic programs enabled Jess to gain a wide variety of clinical experiences, including working with Division I and III collegiate sports teams in the USA, evaluating and treating individuals with various musculoskeletal injuries and neuromuscular conditions in outpatient settings, and practice in a transitional care unit at a large regional hospital.
Jess has previous work experience as the primary sports trainer for a junior AFL club on the Gold Coast and as a physiotherapist in the outpatient department at Tufts Medical Centre, which is an inner-city teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. These experiences, coupled with the evidence-based practice environment cultivated at Jess’ higher institutions, have enriched her practice and have led her to pursue her PhD to contribute to the body of research and enhance physiotherapy practice. Jess has a strong interest in implementing research into practice to create quality, individualized treatment programs for her clients. Through this practice approach, she incorporates a balance of patient education, manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise prescription, and functional training that is individualized to her client in order to achieve patient goals, restore function, and prevent