Jo has over thirty years of clinical experience in both the NHS and Independent sector. Her clinical skills have developed across a wide range of specialties, including respiratory, neurology, orthopaedics, rheumatology and pain, bringing a breadth of knowledge to her current expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Her approach to medicine, health and wellbeing is informed by her clinical experience, scientific research and philosophical perspective of what it means to be human. She has developed a unique and evidence based understanding of how the physical body interacts with the mind.
In addressing the often complex underlying issues affecting health problems, Jo is well placed to help people better understand their symptoms and decide how best to utilise therapeutic approaches to optimize their health and well being.
Jo’s doctoral research developed understandings of how empathy, as a core skill in effective communication, is done in clinical interaction. The recommendations developed from this research are relevant to interpersonal and workplace communication skills training.
Jo has pursued her interest in the relationship between mind and body through her studies of mindfulness at the University of Oxford. Jo developed a theoretical framework, based on embodied cognition, to challenge the current biomedical model of healthcare and support a mindfulness-based approach to physical medicine.
Mindfulness is integral to Jo’s personal and professional life. She was introduced to the practice of mindfulness over fifteen years ago and, having experienced the benefits in her own life, was keen to develop her skills as a mindfulness trainer. She subsequently completed her training at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and adapt mindfulness based interventions for different populations. She now works with clients in a variety of situations and environments to develop the inner resources to help them navigate through difficult, trying and stressful situations.
Caroline graduated from Brunel University in 2000 and has subsequently worked for the NHS and independent sector. She is highly skilled in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with additional skills including injection therapy and acupuncture.
In recent years she has developed a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation. Working alongside orthopaedic surgeons and sports physicians, Caroline has gained a diagnostic and therapeutic expertise that ensures she is the ‘go to’ physiotherapist for pre and post op orthopaedic surgery.
She has also developed expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries across a range of sports. As an accomplished golfer, she understands the importance of a speedy but safe return to sport after injury and her advanced rehabilitation knowledge ensures athletes at any level can be confident they are in safe hands.