About Jessica Knox

Jessica graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Podiatry. She has also completed an Honours degree in Health Science from University of South Australia where she has undertaken research using electromyography to study the electrical activity of muscles in the lower leg.

 Experienced and versatile, Jessica has treated clients in private practice, high-risk foot clinics and nursing homes. She currently teaches at Western Sydney University where she supervises students in their clinical practice.

In 2015, Jessica founded an outreach podiatry clinic at the Men’s Shed in Mt Druitt, so that under-privileged people in this district can access foot care. She runs the clinic fortnightly on behalf of WSU, taking her students to gain work experience and cultural awareness, and to give back to their community.

 Also with WSU in collaboration with SALT Health Solutions, Jessica travelled to Goa, India in October 2016 to help establish a podiatry clinic at Salgaocar Hospital where she led a research and development trip working in the hospital alongside local doctors.

Jessica has also been an elite athlete, representing Australia in both Athletics (100m and 4x100m) and Skeleton, a winter ice sport. In the Australian Institute of Sport Women’s Skeleton Team (2004–5), she competed in the USA, Canada and Germany. Her greatest love, however, is athletics. In June 2012 she was selected in the Australian 4x100m relay team for the London Olympics.

Due to Jessica’s deep knowledge of biomechanics, her advice has been sought by members of the Australian Athletics Team and by social and amateur athletes, and she is currently the podiatrist overseeing the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Her training and proficiency give her a unique understanding of rehabilitation, lifestyle factors and the management of both sports-related injuries and chronic disease.

Jessica is passionate about improving quality of life through good foot health.

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Wed 25 May 8pm!

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis as early as possible. Why this makes a difference decades down the line?

How can this event help me?

Have you heard of the term “window of opportunity?” Our Rheumatologists will explain this term and specifically how it relates to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and much more in our next online event. When it comes to RA, improved treatment options and (generally) an earlier time to diagnosis have meant managing this condition looks very different to what was available some years ago. We will discuss why early treatment is so crucial in helping those with RA live and function well decades down the line.

During our live online event Rheumatologist Dr Andrew Jordan and Dr Pauline Habib will aim to cover:

  • Quick overview of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • How is Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed? What should we look out for?
  • Window of Opportunity: What does this mean?
  • Treating to a “target”: How this will impact medication and treatment options
  • Role of Medications in managing RA
  • Eating and Exercise: What role do these play?

Attend our live virtual event Wednesday 25th May at 8pm. 

Like all of our events we will welcome questions and discussion so we can all hear and learn from each other.

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