Jackie completed her degree in Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at Cumberland College of Health Sciences in 1986. She completed an intern year at Westmead and Parramatta hospitals before entering Private Practice. She completed post-graduate studies at Sydney University attaining a Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1991, becoming a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She then completed a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1993. She has been a Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since 1986 and she has also maintained memberships of the Sports Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy Interest groups since this time.
Complementing her academic studies Jackie has worked in Sports Physiotherapy. She initially worked with Norths Leagues Junior Representative teams for 3 years and concurrently with Pennant Hills Rugby League. She went on to work for the Sydney Rugby Union Representative teams for 3 years and was the Physiotherapist to Northern Suburbs Rugby Union for 10 years. She worked as a Volunteer Physiotherapist for the Sydney Olympics, working with Fencing, Beach Volleyball, Water Polo and Triathlon sports.
She was appointed as Physiotherapist to the Australian team to the World University Games in Beijing, China in 2001. She fulfilled the position as Head Physiotherapist to the Australian team to further games in Daegu, South Korea 2003, Izmir Turkey 2007, Belgrade Serbia in 2009 and Shenzhen China 2011. In particular, she worked with Swimming, Water Polo, Basketball and Sailing athletes.
In 1995 Jackie opened Allsports & Spinal Physiotherapy. She has felt a strong responsibility for providing high-quality patient care. She has participated regularly in continuing education courses and has been appointed by the APA as a Tutor for Musculoskeletal courses provided the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Emphasis is placed on staff education and training to ensure all patients receive a standardised high quality of care.
Jackie’s own sporting focus has changed from field hockey to golf, as you don’t need to chase the ball. In more recent years she was introduced to sailing and her sense of adventure has been challenged by Offshore racing including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.