Fiona is a Titled Sports Physiotherapist with extensive experience working in elite sport, performance medicine and private practice, since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2004.
Fiona utilises manual therapy skills and dry needling, biomechanical assessment and specific exercise to treat acute and chronic sporting and musculoskeletal conditions. She is passionate about developing athletes, both recreational and elite, to their fullest potential, incorporating a holistic approach to management.
Fiona is the AFL Women’s team head physiotherapist at the Western Bulldogs Football Club since their inauguration, having previously worked with the clubs’ successful VFL and AFL premiership sides in 2016.
Fiona has previously worked with Cirque du Soleil, travelling with the Big Top show “Corteo” through South America as Head Therapist and Performance Medicine Supervisor, and continues her passionate involvement with the local circus and gymnastics community.
In 2018, Fiona is delighted to be working at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with the gymnastics competition.
Fiona has had the pleasure of working with various sporting teams and elite programs.
AFLW Western Bulldogs Head Physiotherapist
Gymnastics Victoria (State Team Physio) - Trampoline, Acrobatics, and Rhythmic Gymnastics 2009-2014
Victorian Women’s High Performance Centre/National Centre of Excellence elite women’s artistic gymnastics program
Flying Trapeze/Circus Arts physio at Fly Factory Trapeze and Circus School
Victoria Amateurs Football Association (VAFA) football teams and representative squads (St. Kevins Old Boys, Old Melburnians, Powerhouse football club, VAFA Representative Team Physio to Ireland 2013, U19s Vic State Team Physio Tasmania 2014).
Victorian Institute of Sport athletes
Her special interests/skills include:
Sports injury rehabilitation, prevention, screening and return to play programs
Athletic Development, particularly juniors and females
Training load management advice
Adolescent athletes and active kids
Real time ultrasound assessment
At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, Fiona offers clinical consultations from the Essendon rooms. She also instructs one-on-sessions and small group studio pilates classes of up to 3 people.
Book an Initial Appointmentwith Fiona Jacobs below. (Current clients can book HERE)