Jess graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Jess’ interest in Osteopathy began in high school when she started seeing an Osteopath herself. She developed a fascination with anatomy and continues to be amazed by the things our bodies can do. And she was not the only one! For Jess, Osteopathy is a family affair as she is the third Osteopath in her family, with a fourth soon to graduate.
One of Jess’ passions in life is gymnastics, having spent over 17 years as both a gymnast and a coach at her local gymnastics club. This passion also led to her spending a number of years training in circus arts, and teaching gymnastics skills in Crossfit settings. These experiences have given Jess a strong interest in sports medicine, as it was her own sporting injuries that led her to discovering the value of Osteopathy. She believes Osteopathy can not only help with injuries, but also help enhance your training and prevent future injuries from occurring.
Jess treats a wide range of patients, from school aged children and up and has a particular interest in treating both the lower body, from low back and pelvic pain to foot and ankle injuries, as well as neck and upper back pain. She uses a wide range of osteopathic techniques, such as soft tissue massage, MET, articulation, manipulation as well as indirect techniques such as counter-strain. Jess is an enthusiastic practitioner who prides herself on communication and compassion. She has a passion for helping educate her patients on their body and their health, so that they can achieve optimal results and increase their overall wellbeing.
She is passionate about continued learning, and is always looking to expand her skill set and knowledge base. She recently combined her love for travel with Osteopathy, completing further studies in India working alongside orthopaedic surgeons in a hospital setting. This experience helped expose Jess to a wider range of conditions and management strategies, in a very different environment.
Jess has also completed qualifications in dry needling and myofascial cupping, which she now utilises in her osteopathic treatments. To help further her knowledge of exercise prescription and rehabilitation, she has also completed certifications in Clinical Pilates, which she now loves teaching alongside her Osteopathy.
In her free time Jess enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to new places, learning Spanish, going to the beach, bouncing on trampolines and having a go at ninja training.
Particular Treatment Interests:
- Low back and pelvic pain
- Lower limb injuries – foot, ankle, and knee pain
- Neck and upper back pain
- Pregnancy-related pain
- Sporting injuries
- Muscle tightness and stiffness