Jessica Povall

Jessica graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She worked in Boston, USA, for two years while working concurrently in both a trauma hospital as well as an out-patient musculoskeletal setting. In 2011, she went on to complete the Level 1 Manual Therapy Residency during her time in Boston as well. Jessica later moved to New Zealand in 2012 and has worked in a private practice setting focusing on neurological and concussion rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation as well persistent pain and complex orthopaedic management.  Jessica now works across both managerial and clinical roles in the Wellington region in New Zealand, working alongside a team of occupation therapists, psychologists and medical specialists as part of an inter-disciplinary approach to health care. 

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  1. Smoking and postoperative pain
  2. Ultrasound vs. dual energy CT for accurate diagnosis of gout
  3. Post-concussion syndrome - what is it, what influences it?
  4. Tinnitus and disorders of the cervical spine or the TMJ
  5. Forces during head-to-chest impact in American football
  6. Visual causes of dizziness
  7. Can you spot Meningitis?
  8. Concussion, cognitive fatigue and its treatment
  9. Physical activity before surgery for cancer
  10. Mindfulness: does it improve patients' pain outcomes?
  11. Persistent pain following concussion
  12. Exercise prescription during cancer treatment
  13. Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy in knee pain
  14. Manual Therapy and headaches
  15. Fast track rehabilitation for Total Knee Replacements
  16. High-load strength training for plantar fasciitis
  17. The effects of bariatric surgery in knee osteoarthritis (OA)
  18. Self-management in lymphoedema
  19. Heart rate and RPE during exercise with concussion
  20. Manual lymphatic drainage after breast cancer
  21. Treating cervicogenic dizziness with exercise and education
  22. Management of Bell’s Palsy
  23. Lifestyle interventions with colorectal cancer
  24. Tandem spinal stenosis
  25. Manual therapy for Axillary web syndrome
  26. Hydraulic distention and frozen shoulder management
  27. Effects of exercise on pain and fatigue in cancer
  28. The impact of exercise on DNA and telomere length
  29. Active rehabilitation after a concussion
  30. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  31. Pain management in insertional Achilles tendinopathy
  32. Knowledge for stroke survivors and risk for a second stroke
  33. Exercise, hippocampus volume and memory