Jill has been fascinated by the workings of the human body from a young age and as a teenager was the first to help an injured teammate on the sports field. A local girl, she attended Sullivan Upper before heading to Scotland where she undertook an Anatomy degree at the University of Glasgow. It was whilst studying for this that she decided she wanted a career as a medical professional.
As an active and practical person, Physiotherapy was the obvious choice! She extended her studies to Post Graduate level and qualified from Queen Margaret University College in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Jill was immediately recruited by a Sports Injury Clinic and has been working in the private sector as a neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist ever since. She has also worked with sports teams including the British Judo Association and rugby clubs.
Jill has recently returned to Northern Ireland with her husband and young family and is delighted to be a part of the North Down Physio team! She enjoys working with a variety of patients whether they have everyday injuries or sports related problems. She loves the challenge and gains a lot of satisfaction from helping them achieve their personal goals.
Jill’s strengths are her manual skills. She updates her training regularly with a special interest in Soft Tissue Manipulation techniques and is also Acupuncture certified. She is highly proficient in the management of a wide variety of conditions and believes communication is key: listening to each patient individually, tailoring their treatment and providing good links to GP’s and Consultants when required.
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)
Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)