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Jo Brown Graduated from Sheffield Hallam University having achieved a 1st class honours degree in physiotherapy and was awarded university student of the year. He gained membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health Professions Council. He went on to train in traditional Chinese acupuncture and gained membership of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

During his time in the NHS JB worked in sports injuries, spinal injuries, orthopaedics and A&E, intensive care and neurological rehabilitation. He gained valuable experience in paediatric orthopaedics and head injuries. He then went on to specialise in treatment for joints, muscles, tendons and nerves (neuromusculoskeletal specialist). He became head physiotherapist on orthopaedics, leading the care for pre and post-surgical spinal, upper and lower limb rehabilitation.

In 2008 Jo was promoted to the lead physiotherapist for the prestigious Park Rehabilitation Centre, a part NHS, part private centre of excellence. A sports injury clinic, a manual therapy studio, hydrotherapy pool and indoor sports hall and gym that enabled Jo to hone his skills in injury management, manipulation and massage, strength and conditioning coaching and hydrotherapy. Jo provided the physio for clients from the day of their surgery right through to returning to professional sport or front line police and armed forces work.

In 2010 Jo moved back to his home in Cornwall and started JB-Physio providing first class physiotherapy in the county he loves.

When he is not in his clinic Jo spends his time with his wife and four children. Sailing, surfing and water polo keep him fit and he also finds time to train the nippers at Crantock Surf Lifesaving Club.

Jo understands the demand of work, family and sport and relies on his physiotherapy skills to keep himself going. He has surfed some of the Worlds biggest waves but it nearly all came to an end:

“After injuring my back surfing 20 years ago I thought I would have to give up surfing. I could hardly move. I couldn’t sit down either, or sleep through the night and I could barely get out of bed in the morning. I eventually sought the help of a physiotherapist and after a few sessions and some good exercises I was back in the water. I was so impressed that I left Cornwall and enrolled on a physiotherapy degree course and never looked back. My spine has held up through mountain marathons, mountaineering and ice climbing not to mention being the pack-horse for four children. 20 years later I am still surfing! I have to be able to rely on my body for work and leisure and I can help other people rely on theirs too”..

Jo also loves surfing at his home break, Mawgan Porth Beach