10 questions with… Jan Hancock


Lead Physiotherapist in Paediatric Services at MQ Health, Jan Hancock, does incredible work helping children learn new skills and recover from injury. She also happens to be a hula hoop master – an essential skill for any paediatric physiotherapist!

(1) In a nutshell, my job is to …
Help children (and their families) to achieve new motor skills or recover following an injury, and to be as active participants in their life as possible.

(2) The question I hear most often in my work is …
“What do paediatric physiotherapists do?” As well as, “What’s in your bag?” (usually a selection of quirky toys).

(3) The thing I find most rewarding in my role is …
Helping children learn new skills and watching them and their family delight in their successes.

(4) This year I want to …
Be innovative and grow an amazing paediatric physiotherapy service at MQ Health.

(5) The bravest thing I’ve done is …
Blackwater rafting in a cave in New Zealand!

(6) A place that’s special to me is …
Anywhere near the water – the beach, a river or lake – it replenishes the soul.

(7) My guilty pleasure is …
Coffee, I can’t manage a day without it.

(8) I’m scared of …
Spiders and snakes.

(9) My hidden talent is …
Hula hooping – an essential skill for a paediatric physiotherapist!

(10) A moment I’ll always remember is …
Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand with my family, such an amazing experience!





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