Health Professional - Jenna Mooney
We’re huge fans of physiotherapists, our designer is one! What was it that made you want to be a physiotherapist?
I get asked this quite often and actually don’t really know the answer to this question! A physio is something I always wanted to be from a young age. I think the idea of being able to help people is initially what drew me towards physiotherapy.
What is your favourite part of being a physiotherapist?
I am incredibly passionate about women’s health and continence physiotherapy. I have worked in both public and private sectors, across different fields, but primarily musculoskeletal, and more recently completing post grad studies in pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapy. I love being able to make a real difference in people’s lives, and particularly love being able to help women improve issues and conditions that have such a major impact on their lives - physically, emotionally and often socially. It is so rewarding!
What are the most common foot problems you see in your female patients?
At present I mainly work within the pelvic floor physiotherapy field, but I do see some musculoskeletal clients and, particularly in the past, have treated a range of foot and lower limb issues stemming from biomechanical causes, including arch, shin and Achilles pain, knee pain and lateral hip pain.
What features of FRANKiE4 do you think could benefit your female patients?
The functional footbed! It is fantastic to be able to have shoes that are both stylish and supportive. I especially like that the footbed is customisable to suit different foot types. It is also great to be able to recommend stylish shoes that fit orthotics as well! SO many of my patients (despite my education!!) opt for style over comfort when it comes to shoes – Frankie4’s allow both!
How did you like your FRANKiE4s?
I LOVE my NATs. They are perfect with a range of outfits and are so comfortable and supportive. I am currently pregnant, with my first child, have really noticed the different stresses on my body - the cushioning and support in my Nat shoes makes all the difference to long days on my feet!! I can’t wait to try more of the Frankie4 range!
In three words describe what FRANKiE4 means to you?
Stylish, supportive, fun