Physician in Musculoskeletal Medicine (New Zealand)
Dr. Jenny Keightley is a New Zealand qualified Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist (recently retired from clinical practice) resident in Christchurch NZ., She is the mother of three wonderful adults and grandmother of 6.
She qualified MB ChB from University of Auckland in 1977 and practiced at Papanui Medical Centre in Christchurch as a General Practitioner from 1981 until 2011. She then requalified in Musculoskeletal Medicine and moved into full time Musculoskeletal Practice in 2012.
She has a special interest in integration of health care teams across the health service, preventive health care, Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and governance of medical training programmes.
She has been involved nationally 2016-2019 in the Mobility Action Programme , a programme aiming to use and research exercise programmes to improve health equity and reduce the need for joint replacement.
She has been involved with the Hi-tech imaging project of Pegasus Health Christchurch (a Primary Health organisation) with the NZ Accident Compensation Corporation, a project aiming to improve access to Hi Tech imaging and speed of diagnosis for time sensitive accident-related conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine and knee, using algorithms in General Practice.
Since 2020, she has been the president of the NZ College of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Jenny is also a part-time Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Department of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Medicine at Christchurch and teaches into the PG Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.