Growing up, Jess followed her parents around constantly to both netball and rugby union or rugby league leading to a love of being involved in sport. She has had experience competing in a range of sports – netball, soccer, futsal, rugby union, hockey, Crossfit and running.
Once becoming a physiotherapist she has gained extensive experience with local and representative sporting teams including Netball NSW state teams, Newcastle Falcons NBL1, the Australian Netball League, Premier League netball, Newcastle Netball Association, NSW Hockey, Hunter Women’s Rugby Union & NSW Rugby 7’s. Jess has worked internationally with the Australian Mens & Mixed Netball team, the Australian Uniroos and with youth netball, soccer and rugby union. In 2018, she was a physiotherapist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in athletics, badminton and weightlifting. She has also had experience working in BMX, water polo, rugby league, rugby union, distance running, soccer, rowing and tennis.
Jess has a passion for female athletes and helping them achieve high levels of performance in this emerging space. She enjoys working with developing athletes and educating them about injury prevention and recovering well from their sport. Jess is a strong advocate for pre-screening in sports and implementing injury prevention programs.
Jess graduated with Honours from The University of Newcastle in 2013 and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2020 and is now a Titled APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist. She is a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach and member of ACSA, the APA, Sports & Musculoskeletal special interest groups and Sports Medicine Australia.
Jess’s areas of interest include:
Injuries: ankle injuries, foot injuries, overuse injuries, post-operative rehabilitation
Sports: netball, basketball, rugby union, running, water polo, soccer