DR RUTH JONES
Ruth Jones Physiotherapy
Jo Burke BSc (Hons), MCSP
Jo is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from Southampton University in 2006. She is a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist working within Solent NHS Trust, with a speciality in women's health and breast cancer related problems.
Jo has extended her scope of practice in the area of breast cancer rehabilitation by undertaking specialised training using myofascial release techniques. Myofascial release focuses on dispelling restrictions in the connective tissue by using gentle non-invasive massage and mobilising techniques. These techniques can help with problems such as decreased range of movement and feelings of tightness, pain or cording. Treatment will allow freedom of movement in the upper body and a return to functional activity. Myofascial release techniques can be used following surgery, shortly after the wound has healed, or even months or years later.
Recent studies show a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Jo therefore has undertaken specialised Pilates training for women with breast cancer and is a certified instructor for the international recognised Pink Ribbon Programme.
The Pink Ribbon Programme is a series of modified Pilates exercise designed to help breast cancer survivors improve the range of movement in their arms, shoulders and other affected areas following surgery. The programme was designed by Doreen Puglisi, an American exercise physiologist, who herself is a breast cancer survivor. Beyond the physical rehabilitation that the program offers participants, it instils confidence and inspires hope. The results witnessed are truly astonishing!
Jo is a qualified Acupuncturist and is trained in both western and auricular acupuncture (which is less invasive and still highly effective) to manage cancer related symptoms post cancer treatment.
Dr Ruth Jones is an internationally leading expert on pelvic dysfunction in both females and males
CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST, CLINICIAN, RESEARCHER, LECTURER & WRITER
Dr Ruth Jones PhD, MCSP
Dr Ruth Jones is a Chartered Physiotherapist, clinician, researcher, lecturer and writer with over 30 years experience. She works clinically and consults to elite sports bodies and athletes including the Football Association and professional teams. Ruth is also a speaker at national and international conferences and workshops related to movement, pelvic floor function and pain.
Along with co-editor Leon Chaitow, Ruth has produced the book Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine, published by Elsevier in 2012.
Ruth completed her PhD in 2010 @ Southampton University, UK in collaboration with Stanford University, California, USA which evaluated dynamic pelvic floor muscle function. The team developed software for use with dynamic ultrasound, in order to promote further understanding of Pelvic floor muscle function. She has a special interest in chronic pelvic pain and related movement dysfunction.
She treats pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children including bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive pelvic floor disorders and chronic pelvic pain.
Ruth also teaches pelvic floor assessment and manual therapy of the pelvic floor to physiotherapy colleagues nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy, The specialist Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy group (POGP), The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice, The International Continence Society and The International Pelvic Pain Society.
CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST, SPECIALIST MEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Gerard Green MSc (Manip Physio) MMACP, HCPC, MCSP
Gerard is a very experienced Physiotherapist who combines working in Ruth Jones Physiotherapy Clinic with teaching Physiotherapy courses in the UK, Ireland and Internationally. He is one of only a handful of physio clinicians who teaches Physiotherapy courses alongside treating patients. He has an established Physiotherapy clinic in Birmingham which has a national reputation for its female and male pelvic Physiotherapy provision. Gerard also works clinically in Hertfordshire with One Stop Doctors where he has been instrumental in developing their specialist male and female pelvic health service. He has also built a strong reputation for running specialist male and female pelvic health Physiotherapy courses. Gerard has a particular interest in Male Pelvic Physiotherapy post prostate surgery to include incontinence, erectile dysfunction and pelvic pain. He also sees complex sporting pelvic dysfunction that may have a pelvic floor component. He has spoken at several Prostate UK Support groups in the UK and is a strong advocate for the role of Pelvic Physiotherapy post surgery. He is also very experienced in the use of Pelvic Ultrasound Imaging which he uses in the assessment and management of these men and is involved in some research projects on this in Coventry University.
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