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Jaclyn Allen

jaclyn allanJaclyn has been a part of our team since early 2011. She graduated from Newcastle University with honours in 2009. Her thesis on the biomechanics of lifting was published in 2011. She comes from a competitive sporting background playing representative basketball for NSW country, Newcastle Hunters and the University of Newcastle. She also enjoys netball, touch football, running and grew up waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Jaclyn is the current physiotherapist for the Newcastle Jets Women A-league soccer team. She has also worked with sporting teams such as the Australian Institute of Sport youth soccer team, Newcastle Knights junior team, NSWIS soccer, NSW country basketball championships, NBN soccer clubs (Broadmeadow Magic and Edgeworth Eagles) and Hunter Academy of Sport. Jaclyn was appointed as the Physiotherapist to the mini matildas which is the under 17s Australian National women’s soccer team. 

What is it that you enjoy about working at Advanced Physio?

Working with a great group of people who are passionate about what they do. The facility is also the best I’ve worked in and is well equipped to suit all our patients from the elite sporting to the everyday person.

What additional study or qualifications do you have?

I am an APA sports physiotherapist after completing my Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. The Australian Physiotherapy Association has awarded me the title of “Sports Physiotherapist”. I have also attended numerous short courses and certifications including the internationally regarded Lyn Watson Shoulder course.

What conditions or people do you have a special interest in?

I enjoy treating all areas of the body, but have a particular interest in lower limb sporting injuries, biomechanics, injury prevention, running injuries and adolescent athletes. I also enjoy treating osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. I am the physiotherapist for the Newcastle Jets Women’s team, and travel extensively with the girls so I also have an interest in treating and rehabilitating soccer injuries. I have had several stints working as a Physiotherapist at the Australian Institute of Sport, and have gained valuable experience from my time there.

What are your extracurricular passions?

Travel, running, water skiing, playing & watching sport