Hi I’m Jen Spero!
I first came to Australia for an exchange program at University. I thought I would only be here for a semester, but now it’s been almost 7 years!
I grew up in Vermont, a small state in the northeast of America.
I normally just tell people I’m from New York because most people have never heard of Vermont!
Here is a map of Vermont and you can see it sits right between New York and Montreal.
Growing up in Vermont made me a very active person. There are heaps of mountains, so it’s a common tourist destination for hiking and skiing both of which I love to do. I grew up playing soccer, basketball, and running track. I don’t have any photos as they were on my old phone unfortunately but here are some nice photos I found that remind me of home.
What sparked your interest in becoming a physiotherapist?
In high school, I was in an accident that left me with a broken foot and fractured vertebrae in my spine. With time and the help of several physios I was able to get back to doing everything I loved!
I now currently play soccer, hike on my days off, and I play basketball recreationally with a couple of clients on Fridays.
Why did you become a physio?
This is the main reason why I wanted to become a physio. I want to help people participate in the activities they love! The ability to relate to my clients experiences has been very powerful. To me, being a physio doesn’t even seem like work because its truly something I love to do!
At Primal, our clinicians all have this same mindset and whenever possible we emphasise ACTIVE rehabilitation. I enjoy being able to perform out-of-the-box treatments with my clients that are not confined to the treatment room.
If you’re suffering from any injury or need some motivation to be more active, give me a call!