Jackie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 and has worked in the NHS ever since. In 2012, she decided to specialise in Women’s Health Physiotherapy after the birth of her eldest son, as she (herself) required the help of Physiotherapy during pregnancy and post-partum.
She has worked at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Jessop Wing), Rotherham Hospital NHS Trust Women’s Health outpatients and again at Sheffield Teaching Hospital Community Continence Team. More recently, she has focused on offering women going through Peri-menopause and Menopause, specialist physiotherapy in private practice and in a Specialist Menopause Clinic.
Jackie can help with common pelvic problems experienced by women in any stage of life, be that post-partum, peri-menopausal or menopausal. These problems can include pelvic floor muscle weakness or overactivity, bladder and bowel leakage, constipation, bladder and bowel urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, birth perineal birth injury, and advice and treatment before or after undergoing gynaecological surgery as well as advice about returning to exercise.
With over a decade of Women’s Health Physiotherapy experience, Jackie has treated many women who have experienced changes and complications associated with the Menopause, with many of these patients suffering in silence for years. Jackie is very passionate about helping women get back to the fulfilling lives they deserve.
Jackie offers a thorough Women’s Health Physiotherapy assessment, working with women to find out how their symptoms are affecting their lives and developing a collaborative treatment plan from this. Examination may include vaginal examination (should this be required) followed by treatment strategies including muscle re-training, postural work, breathing control and manual therapy. Jackie also provides common sense advice on lifestyle changes and exercise that will help manage symptoms and prevent future problems.
Jackie is a member of the following professional bodies: CSP, HPC and POGP (Pelvic, Obstetric, Gynaecological Physiotherapy). She has completed extensive post-graduate POGP training in assessment and management of female urinary dysfunction, pelvic pain, lower bowel dysfunction and prolapse management, and she has also completed the ‘Positive Pause - Menopause Management’ advanced practice course together with ‘The Menopause Charity – Confidence in Menopause’ training. She is currently working on the ‘Burrell Education 3rd Age Woman, Menopause Management Course’.
Whilst not at work with the White House Clinic (or in her NHS role), Jackie can be found in the gym, or felling the peaks with her husband, 3 children and their dog.