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Jo qualified from Bradford Hospitals School of Physiotherapy in 1992. Following this she gained rotational physiotherapy experience at Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham and North Birmingham Primary Care Trust. She spent 3 years working near Chicago, USA during which time she completed her McKenzie Credentialling examination and developed a specialised interest in spinal patients.
In January 1999 she moved to Glasgow, Scotland to help implement a Low Back Pain Service which developed into the Greater Glasgow Back Pain Service. Since 2006 Jo has been working as a spinal Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner (ESP) within the Orthopaedic Spinal service at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and also since 2012 the Neurosurgical Spinal Service at The Southern General Hospital.
Jo completed her McKenzie Diploma in 2000 and has an MSc in Adult & Continuing Education. She became involved in the UK teaching faculty in 2002. She is also involved with distance learning programmes through Dundee University (MSc in Advanced Practice, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy). She continues to work clinically within and around Glasgow with a predominant spinal caseload promoting the use of McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and supporting physiotherapy colleagues as able.