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.