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Anna Jenkins

Anna set up Oxford Sports Physio whilst continuing with part-time work at the Manor Hospital Oxford, and later as team leader in an NHS physiotherapy out-patient department. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with many years experience, specialising in musculoskeletal problems. She has a special interest in sports injuries, particularly rowing, cycling, running and triathlon. She also treats non-sporting or work related conditions. 


Anna qualified with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham in 2002. She gained experience as a rotational physiotherapist for 3 years working in a variety of specialist areas within the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals (now called Oxford University Hospitals). She then spent a year working in New Zealand mostly in sports, before returning to the UK to do her sports masters. She gained distinction in a Masters in Advanced Sports Physiotherapy at University College London in 2007, also gaining membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).She has worked in elite sport including working with the GB Olympic, U23 and Paralympic rowing teams, elite cyclists, runners and triathletes among other sports. Anna is currently physio to the Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) and has worked with them for the last 4 seasons.

Anna is a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, and gained full certification as a pilates instructor under the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has been teaching Pilates since 2007.

 

Research

Anna's Master's project investigating bone mineral density and rib injuries in female lightweight rowers was accepted for presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference in Indianapolis in May 2008. The abstract was published in Medicine and Science and Sports and Exercise and the full paper was published in the British Medical Journal open. She presented this paper at the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine annual conference in Belfast in November 2008.

 
Lecturing
Anna was a guest lecturer on 'Trunk Stability' for Oxford University's Masters in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance in 2008 and 2009.

 
Sport
Anna is a keen athlete. She rowed for many years at national level and in 2012 won the senior single scull's event at Henley Women's Regatta. She represented Great Britain at the age-group Triathlon World Championships, coming 9th in her age-group (30-34) sprint distance in Auckland 2012, and 10th in Olympic distance in London 2013. She has also cycled competitively with the Zappi's Ladies Team. In 2013-14 she spent the winter in the Southern hemisphere and tried her hand at adventure racing, competing in New Zealand's iconic Coast to Coast race in February 2014, where she came 5th. In October 2014 she completed her first Iron Man distance triathlon, Challenge Weymouth, in a time of 10 hours 41 minutes. After having a break to have a baby in 2015, Anna completed her first London marathon in April 2016 in a time of 3 hours 14 minutes.

 

Anna is currently only available for physiotherapy appointments at  the Wallingford clinic and will be going on maternity leave in May 2017.

 

 



  

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