Jo graduated from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 1999 with a 2:1 honours degree in Physiotherapy. She then continued in Aberdeen for two years working as a junior Physiotherapist in a variety of clinical areas, before moving into a more senior role in South Wales.
Jo specialised in Neurological Physiotherapy in 2003, working primarily in rehabilitation. She completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy (Adult Neurology) at the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff) in 2007; her research project investigated “The Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation upon the Quality of Gait for Stroke Patients with Drop-foot”. Results were presented at a variety of conferences across the country.
In 2009 Jo specialised in Parkinson’s Disease and was solely responsible for the provision of highly specialist Neurological Physiotherapy for clients with Parkinson’s Disease in the South West Wales region. Jo is also fully Bobath trained, and her core Neurological skills lie in the treatment of Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity.
Additional areas of expertise include the rehabilitation of balance, gait (walking), falls and other general elderly ailments.
In addition to "traditional" Physiotherapy treatment approaches, Jo’s skills also include the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation, and Pilates or Tai Chi as an adjunct to treatment, depending upon individual needs.