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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. 

Forces during head-to-chest impact in American football 11 Dec 2018 Neurological
Visual causes of dizziness 29 Nov 2018 Neurological
Can you spot Meningitis? 23 Oct 2018 Neurological
Concussion, cognitive fatigue and its treatment 16 Oct 2018 Neurological
Physical activity before surgery for cancer 26 Sep 2018 Pain
Mindfulness: does it improve patients' pain outcomes? 06 Sep 2018 Pain
Persistent pain following concussion 12 Jun 2018 Pain
Exercise prescription during cancer treatment 07 Jun 2018 Pain
Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy in knee pain 08 May 2018 Knee
Manual Therapy and headaches 25 Apr 2018 Pain
Fast track rehabilitation for Total Knee Replacements 27 Mar 2018 Pain
High-load strength training for plantar fasciitis 01 Mar 2018 Pain
The effects of bariatric surgery in knee osteoarthritis (OA) 15 Feb 2018 Pain
Self-management in lymphoedema 31 Jan 2018 Pain
Heart rate and RPE during exercise with concussion 16 Jan 2018 Neurological
Manual lymphatic drainage after breast cancer 14 Dec 2017 Pain
Treating cervicogenic dizziness with exercise and education 15 Nov 2017 Neurological
Management of Bell’s Palsy 02 Nov 2017 Neurological
Lifestyle interventions with colorectal cancer 19 Oct 2017 Various
Tandem spinal stenosis 04 Oct 2017 Neurological
Manual therapy for Axillary web syndrome 18 Sep 2017 Aging
Hydraulic distention and frozen shoulder management 06 Sep 2017 Pain
Effects of exercise on pain and fatigue in cancer 20 Jul 2017 Pain
The impact of exercise on DNA and telomere length 26 Jun 2017 Aging
Active rehabilitation after a concussion 08 Jun 2017 Neurological
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 03 May 2017 Neurological
Pain management in insertional Achilles tendinopathy 13 Apr 2017 Pain
Knowledge for stroke survivors and risk for a second stroke 29 Mar 2017 Neurological
Exercise, hippocampus volume and memory 16 Mar 2017 Neurological