Christian and Joanne Brookes are both Chartered Physiotherapists, and are Health and Care Professions Council registered.
Jo graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1995. She has worked for the NHS for 25 years, predominantly in the field of Musculoskeletal disorders, holding Highly Specialist Physiotherapist posts in the fields of Rheumatology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, and Spinal disorders. She has completed Masters Level study in three post graduate modules at the University of Southampton, relating to extended scope practice in Physiotherapy and the use of Outcome tools for measuring effective practice. In 2011 Jo took part in a sponsored bike ride, cycling from London to Paris in four days. She is a keen runner and has completed numerous half marathons. A marathon was planned for 2020 but that was postponed!
Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, in 1996. Since then, he has worked in the NHS, in full time Private Practice and in Professional sport for the Leicester Tigers RFC for 6 years. Chris has special interests in the management and rehabilitation of sports and acute injuries, and developing advanced practice roles. Chris is currently completing his dissertation for a Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Southampton, and is also a qualified independent non-medical prescriber. As well as a keen interest in sport in general, Chris has competed in The British Three Peaks Yacht Race in 2008, and The Scottish Islands Peaks race on five occasions.
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