MChiro (AECC), MSc, BSc
After winning Commonwealth Long jump Gold and competing in two Olympics, Jo decided to study to become a chiropractor following the enormous benefits she saw during her sporting career.
Jo studied chiropractic at the AECC (Anglo European College of Chiropractic), one of the most internationally renowned centres for chiropractic training, qualifying with a Distinction. She had previously gained a BSc degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University, during which she concentrated in her final year on biomechanics, physiology and nutrition. This led into a Masters in IT as related to Sports Science, where her dissertation was on gait analysis for children with cerebral palsy.
Jo found that whilst receiving weekly chiropractic care whilst training in Canada she was able to remain injury free for once. Having had a long period of time where she was reliant on pain killers in order to train and compete, chiropractic care became extremely important to her. Jo likens it to having a high performance cars wheels balanced. “My chiropractor was the only one who concentrated on aligning me as a whole, as well as testing my function neurologically. In addition i had a few chronic injuries which the conventional path could not sort out for me.”
Jo is passionate about working with the client in a holistic fashion. She’s trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques as well as clinical nutrition, exercise, soft tissue techniques and lifestyle recommendations, in order to offer care for those of all ages. Jo particularly enjoys using Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT) and Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), both gentle techniques, and is one of only two practitioners in the Midlands to be able to offer the Network Spinal Analysis technique.
Jo has two children herself and has undergone further training to be able to provide care during pregnancy and for babies and is also an NHS breast-feeding mentor. She also has a specialist interest in providing nutritional support. Jo obviously also understands the rigors of training and performing at an elite level and the treatment and rehab involved for many sports injuries and is a trained Elite athlete performance lifestyle counsellor.