Jackie is a well known clinical educator and has made significant contributions to the evidence-base informing the use of ultrasound imaging to assess muscle function in individuals with low back and pelvic girdle pain. More recently her work has focused on prevention of youth sport injuries and the consequences of youth sport injuries as it relates to the origins of chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis and obesity. Jackie's overarching interests lie in scientific inquiry that will substantially influence a shift in the approach taken to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders, from treatment of chronic or reoccurring dysfunction, towards prevention and delaying or halting the onset of dysfunction.
- The Alberta Youth Prevention of Early Osteoarthritis (PrE-OA) Study: This is an ongoing longitudinal historical cohort study investigating the consequences of sport-related, intra-articular knee injury sustained under the age of 18 years as it relates to osteoarthritis and obesity.
- The association of return to sport and outcomes of adiposity, physical activity participation, nutrition as well as desire and readiness to return to sport after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury sustained during youth sport participation.
- Primary and secondary prevention of post-traumatic osteoarthritis in youth and young adult populations.
- Tertiary prevention of ostoearthritis
- Primary and secondary prevention of chronic low back and pelvic girdle pain.
- Appropriate use of diagnostic imaging for management of musculoskeletal injuries/conditions
- Healthcare pathways for musculoskeletal injuries/conditions
- Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging