Jocelyn Hacker, BSc Hons,
Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC registered
I qualified from St Georges Medical School in 2007 and immediately went to work in private practice. This helped me to continue my training and give me access to equipment such as real time ultra sound, where my interest in working within women’s health developed. Though already qualified in the matwork pilates series with APPI, I continued to develop my pilates interest by completing the Polestar equipment series. By combining a hands on approach with pilates, I found a great adjunct to treating a range of injuries.
After a number of years in private practice I returned to the NHS where a high patient case load, an experienced multidisciplinary team and access to consultants helped me further develop my skills. I trained to use acupuncture and worked extensively in the field of chronic pain also using CBT.
This year I made the decision to move back into private practice in order to give my patients the time I feel their treatment needs. I continue to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions using a variety of hands on techniques and a pilates based rehab approach.
“I am 60 years old so you can imagine why I need a physiotherapist. I saw a lot in my life. Some used to focus on money, some others on part of my body and very few on ME. Jocelyn is one of them. I met her when she was working for NHS. When she left, I tried to continue with NHS (I am a teacher, not a banker…). I could not find somebody able to listen, believe and understand me. So I contacted her and do not regret it. I know that it is a financial investment, but it is worth because you will be heard, you will be respected, and you will receive the treatment adapted to you and to your needs. She is a very competent, patient and kind person. I was lucky to meet her and now I can do things that were impossible before. Thanks to her (and a bit to me also for practising regularly the exercises she gave me). Muriel l” September 2016