Jackie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy and soon discovered Sports Medicine to be her passion. Achieving her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, she has worked with athletes of all levels and has attended Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth, Pan Am and World University Games as a member of the Canadian Medical Team. Looking for further challenges she began studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Acupuncture and studying in Beijing she became a Licensed Acupuncturist.
She enjoys combining her knowledge of Western and Eastern Medicine to provide students with a unique insight in assessing and treating orthopedic and sport conditions. She currently practices at the Calgary Winter Club Sport Physiotherapy Clinic as well as teaching. In addition to her profession, Jackie loves to be outside, climbing, hiking, gardening and generally enjoying nature.