Jen completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Teesside from 2002 until 2005. Prior to this she did a degree in Applied Sport Science at the University of Edinburgh (1996-2000) and a diploma with Scottish Massage Schools (2002).
Upon qualifying as a physiotherapist, Jen worked in the NHS for 3 years gaining a variety of different experiences. She then relocated to France during the winters to work in a private clinic in the French Alps managing acute traumatic injuries and rehabilitating skiers and snowboarders back to sport. She has also worked in private practice in the UK mainly in the South of England and has worked with the British Army both in the UK and overseas, managing the rehabilitation of injured service personnel back to full fitness.
Jen has worked extensively with runners, cyclists, endurance athletes and skiers. She has been part of the medical teams at many endurance events including The Tour De Force Cycle, The Cent Col Challenge Cycle and numerous Lands’ End to John O’ Groats Cycles. She has also provided physiotherapy services to the Danish Ski Schools during their training camps in Austria.
In addition to her clinical work, Jen regularly teaches Sports Taping, Kinesiology Taping and Sports First Aid courses; she was previously the manager for Athletes’ Angels England, Wales and Worldwide Endurance Events and Expeditions.
She competed in athletics up to the age of 19 years when unfortunately injury forced early retirement, however she is still a keen sports woman and when not at work you will find her either out running, cycling, hill walking or skiing.