My name is Jacquelyn, and I am a senior Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, registered with the Health Care Professions Council. I work in the NHS as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist within Trauma and Orthopaedics and host local and online physio pilates classes.
I am lucky enough to love the work I do. I love meeting people and make a positive difference in the everyday lives of others. Pilates is a great form of exercise that my class members tell me they feel great benefit from, but it also helps me in my hobbies by keeping me flexible and strong enough to carry backpacks up hills and around the world!
In my free time, I love to walk, and in particular, hike. I’ve hiked to Macchu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, climbed Mount Fuji, and have done the British 3 peaks. I’m currently bagging Munro’s and enjoying the scenery we have here in Bonnie Scotland. My other great hobby is travelling, Prior to becoming a physio, I worked in Denmark, USA and Japan , and have backpacked my way around a fair bit of the world. Hence where the name of my business came from – Pilates Physio Planet – all my loves rolled into one!
I have a Masters degree in Physiotherapy, an undergraduate degree in Psychology and have trained and taught extensively in Pilates. Other qualifications I have include Acupuncture, Orthopaedic Medicine, British Association of Hand Therapy and Injection Therapy.
Through my work I have extensive experience in rehabilitating patients to achieve their goals, both as a physiotherapist and as a pilates instructor. I am employed by my local health board at the highest clinical grade for physiotherapists. I triage referrals into the orthopaedic service, assess patients, order further investigations such as x ray/ MRI/ultrasound/nerve conduction studies/blood tests, provide treatments such as steroid injections, directly list appropriate patients for surgery and refer into the most appropriate service that will help each patient’s specific needs. Within my own business, I love teaching pilates and wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of the exercises I create – they just work!
Come and exercise with me whenever it’s convenient to you, wherever you are on our beautiful planet.