Professional Biography:

Jess is originally from Belfast, N. Ireland.  She moved to England to begin her University life studying Prosthetics & Orthotics at the University of Salford where she gained invaluable experience in this field which further developed her interest in post amputation rehabilitation.  It was this passion that fuelled the decision to embark on her Sport Rehabilitation studies.  She qualified in 2010 from the University of Salford with a First Class Honours in Sport Rehabilitation and was awarded the prize for best final year student at graduation. 

Over the last 5 years, she has primarily worked in clinics in the private sector successfully treating a variety of clientele ranging from sporting enthusiasts to elite sportsmen and women. 

Through her time in clinic she was a key clinical mentor to our 3rd year students on their clinical placement and started her position here in April 2015.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Foundation Acupuncture
  • APPI Mat Based Clinical Pilates Level 1
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation

Teaching:

  • Theory & Practise of Treatment Modalities
  • Introduction to Clinical Anatomy
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Key Skills 1 & 2
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Dissertation Supervisor

Research Interests

Jess has two main areas of interest which are post amputation rehabilitation and Pilates. She is very keen to combine these two areas to propose research studies and undertake her PhD in this particular area.

Publications

Herrington, L & Law, J 2012, 'The Effect of Hip Adduction angle on Patella Position measured using real time ultrasound scanning ', The Knee, 19, pp.709-712.

Applied Experience

  • 5 years in private practice at Summit Physiotherapy Ltd, Bolton Arena
  • Sport Rehabilitator - English National Badminton Championships 2012
  • Sport Rehabilitator – England Students Rugby League Home Nations 2011
  • Sport Rehabilitator – UK Athletics Young Athletes League Finals 2010
  • Worked alongside the physiotherapy teams at Sale Sharks and Salford Reds on placements and GB Women’s Basketball with fitness testing

Other Activities

  • Voluntary placement at Pace Rehabilitation, assisting in delivering rehabilitation sessions for amputees from different backgrounds, primarily trauma amputation patients
  • Chaperoned a patient to a Paralympic Talent Day in Sheffield with the Physiotherapist from Pace Rehabilitation
  • Voluntary pre and post massage at various running, cycling and Triathlon events
  • Dynamic Taping