I love my job. I feel fortunate to have qualified over 20 years ago and still get the enjoyment and satisfaction of helping my clients achieve their goals. This might be to compete a charity walk or run when they have aches and pains and worries that they can't complete! Or, perhaps it might be getting you through the marathon, or it could be as simple as reducing that hip pain so you can walk the dog, or perhaps your back pain is so bad you cant get your socks on. These are all goals!
I knew I wanted to be a physiotherapist from first hand experience of hurting myself. At the time, I was a GB athlete racing my mountain bike all over the Europe and the UK. I was young, inpatient and had no time scheduled for injury- I needed to be fixed yesterday. Fortunately, I have met some amazing physio mentors along my journey that that still inspire me today. It has meant, that I have first hand experience of what my clients are feeling and what they are missing.
The love of training and exercise physiology took me initially down a sports science route studying a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy. This was a specific sports injuries, sports psychology and physiology degree and I loved all of it. After the degree I worked with the British cycling under 23 road team and GB downhill teams and set up Back on Track from Andover Leisure Centre. What it didn't do however at that time was allow me to work in the NHS. Therefore, years later, I undertook another degree in physiotherapy gaining a First class honours and top student award. The depth of knowledge this provided was invaluable and has made me into a much more rounded health professional.
I have enjoyed many sports over the years, volleyball, tennis, golf, running (up to half marathons only!), downhill mountain biking, cross-country riding, enduro, motorbiking, squash, hiking, swimming- I think it is important your physio is active! I have two lovely daughters and a very supportive husband and a spotty Dalmatian dog, I understand what a busy working and family life is and how we may need to adapt our exercises to fit in.
Jo will continue her enthusiasm and sports medicine direction using the latest evidence to assess, rehabilitate and maintain athletes of all calibre efficiently and effectively.Jo enjoys treatment and rehabilitation of all sports injuries, but injuries from running and cycling are her particular favourite with rehabilitating post operative knees and shoulders a close second. Jo is a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists in Sport and Society of Sports Therapists and Health Professions Council.
Jo Ponting's Credentials
Jo enjoys keeping up-to-date and using the latest evidence based practice. I attend monthly webinars from consultants from Southampton and Basingstoke, attend face to face training when not in lockdown, read and keep unto date with the lates journals.
- Associate member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sports Therapy
- National Diploma in Sports Therapy
- National Diploma in Sports Science
- City and Guilds Coaching awards
- Sports Medicine First Aid
- Additional continued professional development courses
- Registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
- Sports Therapists and Health Profession Council
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