MEET THE TEAM

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JESS MCDONALD

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THE MOVERS

Jess is an Australian Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor.

 

With over ten years working within the health industry, Jess’s passion is working with you to get the best out of your body.  Jess uses thorough assessment, hands-on techniques, plus tailored education and advice to keep you MOVING! 

 

Working in sports clinics and hospitals, as well as with a variety of sports teams, Jess has extensive experience treating clients with pain, musculoskeletal conditions and balance problems.

Jess has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy and has completed her Graduate Certficate In Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.   Jess also has a strong passion for  Women's Health and is currently working towards gaining extra qualifications in the area of Women's Health and Pelvic Pain. 

 

While working in Canada, Jess gained valuable experience working with elite athletes and alpine sports. Jess has also toured internationally as a team physiotherapist with a professional Australian/Slovenian Road Series Cycling Team and has worked with International Mountain Bike Riders. Jess previously played and worked  with athletes from Bellarine Storm Women’s and Men’s Basketball team, and has a specialist interest working with athletes playing basketball and netball.  Jess is passionate about reducing injury risk and improving your game through strength and conditioning.     

 

Jess is a certified Netball Physiotherapy Provider. 

Jess has a special interest in helping people with: 

  • Acute Sports Injuries

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Chronic Pain 

  • Clinical Pilates: including Pregnancy Pilates and Postpartum Pilates 

  • Clinical Pilates, Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis 

  • Falls and Balance Physiotherapy

  • ACL rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation 

  • Injury Prevention

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

National Canadian Figure Skating Team Event Coverage as a Physiotherapist, in Vancouver Canada. 

 

Team Physiotherapist for International Men’s Road Racing for Attaque Gusto (Slovenia/Australian team).  This included tours in Japan and a Tour of Thailand.

             

Mountain Bike Physiotherapist – Event coverage across Borneo, Malaysia and Lankowi.

 

SPECIALISED EXPERIENCE:         

                             

Physiotherapist National Victoria Country Women’s UN18 State Basketball Team 

 

Barwon Health Physiotherapist – over the last five years, Jess has worked in a variety of settings; such as Emergency at Barwon Health, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Falls and Balance Programs, Community Health and Acute Neurology.