Education: Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science
Biography: Jenna is a physiotherapist with a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the diagnosis and management of vertigo.
Jenna grew up on the South Coast of NSW and moved to the Gold Coast to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. She more recently graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy with high distinction and was awarded first in class for Clinical Proficiency.
Previously, Jenna has worked with senior physiotherapist, Jared Powell, as well as local sporting Clubs on the Gold Coast. She also has experience in an acute hospital setting, both at the Princes Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and in the Emergency Department at Gold Coast University Hospital, where she worked closely with extended scope Physiotherapists. It is in this environment where she developed her skills in vestibular physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation. She has since completed extended professional development in the area of vestibular physiotherapy.
Jenna developed a strong interest for human movement and musculoskeletal pain from a young age when she competed in Academy Netball sustaining many injuries herself throughout her career. Her understanding of the rehabilitation process, from both a patient and health professional perspective, means that she appreciates the challenges faced with recovery and the importance of tailoring a program to suit individual goals and lifestyle.
Applying up-to-date evidence into her practice is something she is very passionate about and means that she is able to provide optimal management for all of her patients. Jenna incorporates a hands-on approach, in conjunction with a strong emphasis on education and exercise prescription, to enhance self-management and promote long term recovery.