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JON SHEPHERD BSc (Hons) MCSP

Jon is a graduate in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2006 and also a graduate of Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute.

He offers advanced level assessment, treatment and management advice for a wide range of conditions, including chronic back pain, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, whiplash, headaches and many more.

Jon Shepherd

JON’S BACKGROUND

As a post-graduate, Jon practiced as a Junior Physiotherapist at The Great Western Hospital in Swindon, developing his skills and working with Senior Physiotherapists on the Orthopaedic Trauma and Elective Surgery wards, the Intensive Care Unit, the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and the Outpatient’s Gym.

Since leaving the NHS to focus on his private practice, Jon has worked closely with other senior physiotherapists and orthopaedic consultants in London, particularly at London Bridge Hospital. He spent five years working as a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at Nuffield Health’s main corporate health clinic in the City of London. During this time he was also a Consultant Physiotherapist for Hogan Lovells Law Firm in London. Before leaving London to bring these high standards of patient care to rural Essex, Jon was regularly teaching and supervising other senior physiotherapists in London.

Jon has also spent time at the Armed Forces Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court which enhanced his assessment and treatment skills, enabling him to deliver a consistently accurate and up-to-date diagnostic and treatment standard. He has worked with Mr Ian McDermott, Mr Paul Jairaj, Mr Livio Di Mascio and Dr Jon Houghton at London Sports Orthopaedics which has enabled him to develop a valid and up-to-date treatment approach to ACL and other sports injury rehabilitation, including tendinopathies.

Over the last 9 years, Jon has attended numerous advanced training courses on Whiplash, Pilates, Shoulder Injuries, Sports Injuries and Joint Manipulation. He is also fully trained in Myofascial Release. In addition to these training programmes, Jon has undertaken Visceral Manipulation training with the Barral Institute UK, World leaders in manual therapy for chronic pain. He has also completed the Integrative Manual Therapy course with the world renowned Haydn Gambling, focusing on craniosacral therapy to resolve chronic limb and spinal pain. He has continued to do a wide range of sports specific courses and the 80 Hour Acupuncture Foundation Course. Consequently, his assessment capability and level of treatment for the whole person have been significantly enhanced; particularly in relation to the treatment of chronic pain.

To develop his skills further Jon has previously spent time working with Gordon Bosworth, a specialist in Manual Manipulative and Sports Physiotherapy and a Senior Governing Body Physiotherapist for the British Olympic Team. Jon was trained in Bike Fitting and Cycling specific physiotherapy by Dr Michael Callaghan, a former Team GB Cycling Physiotherapist. Furthermore, Jon has enhanced his knowledge and ability to help clients manage and overcome chronic pain through the pain anatomy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach researched and developed by the world famous Professor Lorimer Moseley, Dr David Butler and Professor Peter O’Sullivan.

 

JEMMA SHEPHERD BSc (Hons) MCSP

Jemma is a graduate in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2006 and is currently a NHS West Essex Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

She offers assessment, treatment and advice for a wide range of conditions.

Jemma Shepherd

JEMMA’S BACKGROUND

As a post-graduate, Jemma has progressed to become a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist with the NHS in West Essex in a variety of departments. She has worked closely with Orthopaedic Specialists to treat a wide variety of fractures, soft tissue injuries, post-surgical procedures and chronic conditions.

Jemma has undertaken many post-graduate training courses, including specific soft tissue mobilisations, myofascial release, diagnosing shoulder pathologies, acupuncture and Pilates.

Jemma trained in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute in 2009, completing Matwork Level 1 plus further equipment training to incorporate pilates with theraband.  More recently she has completed Matwork Level 3 Pilates which is aimed at the more advanced exercises for high level performers. Pilates is a core stability training programme aimed at improving support for the lumbar spine to reduce low back pain and restore function.

JAMES TAYLOR BSc (Hons) MCSP

James is a graduate from Cardiff University in 2009 and is currently a Senior Musculoskeletal Therapist in South Essex Partnership Trust.

He offers assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions with a particular interest in shoulder and lower limb rehabilitation.

James Taylor

JAMES’ BACKGROUND

As a post-graduate, James practiced as a junior therapist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital developing skills in a variety of areas ranging from Cardiothoracic to Trauma and Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

After completing his rotations James’ ventured down under to work in a private clinic called Physio Freedom in Hamilton, Victoria. Here he honed his skills working with sports injuries helping athletes return to activity as well as back pain, which was particularly prevalent in this farming community.

Whilst in Australia James completed a number of courses including a shoulder course by specialist Craig Allingham, advanced hip rehabilitation by leading Orthopaedic consultant Phong Tran as well as becoming qualified in Dry Needling, trained by expert Jorgen Forsberg. This western alternative to acupuncture is particularly effective in correcting muscle tension, a common cause of pain.

Since returning James had a stint specialising in Respiratory Physiotherapy, which remains an interest before settling into his current role as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Here he continues to pursue his interest in Back Pain and Lower Limb Biomechanics with a number of higher level training.


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