Jill’s interest in health and decision to pursue a career in physiotherapy started at an early age. She grew up in Ireland, where she was often outdoors playing sports such as hockey, tennis, basketball and riding horses.
Jill graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. Upon graduation, Trinity employed her as an Early Stage Researcher on an EU funded Marie Curie project.
She was seconded to Wiesbaden, Germany to work on this project. The project investigated children’s use of furniture in schools. Jill’s role was to explore sitting behaviours (sedentary behaviour). After the project was completed, Jill returned to Dublin and completed a Masters by Research. Her work looked at sedentary behaviours of the office environment.
Jill was based in a private practice in Dublin before moving to Singapore. The practice’s ethos was to empower people to take charge of their personal health with the support of a diverse multidisciplinary healthcare team. Jill has also gained experience in a busy musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation practice in Chicago. Her interest in the management of sporting conditions lead her to gain experience with both a professional rugby team in Ireland (Leinster Rugby), as well as at amateur club level.
An avid yogini, Jill is qualified to teach both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She is also trained as a STOTT pilates instructor. Her interest in yoga and philosophy lead her to train in BodyTalk. BodyTalk is a healthcare system that addresses the person as a whole – on physical, mental, emotional and environmental levels. It seeks the underlying causes of illness and injury in the body. BodyTalk taps into the body’s own innate wisdom, so optimum healing can be achieved. More information can be found at www.bodytalksystem.com. Jill likes to incorporate BodyTalk into her treatment sessions where appropriate.
Since moving to Singapore, Jill can be found playing hockey with The Dutch Club and Gaelic football with the Singapore Gaelic Lions.