Josie is the Founder, Clinical Director, Chartered Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor of Thorn Performance
Please note -
I will not be taking bookings as I am off on my maternity leave until July 2022.
I have a passion for people and for movement, and my biggest joy is to see these passions align in physio. I love to enable people to optimise their movement, reduce pain and reach their goals, working together as a team.
I am trained in Acupuncture & Dry-Needling (AACP) as well as Pilates instruction in both Matwork (APPI) and Reformer (DMA) Clinical Pilates. I plan to undertake a Masters in advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy or Sports with ambitions to become a specialist MACP physiotherapist.
I am a passionate runner and have completed many half marathons over the past years, as well as London Marathon in 2018 (my first marathon), in aid of the Lord's Taverners. Goals to run London 2019 last year in aid of Brain Tumour Research were sadly scuppered by a last minute injury (it happens to physios too!), but I ran again & completed in 2020!
I complement my running with twice weekly strength-training, overseen by my PT, KMBodyFit, and regular pilates to prevent any nasty niggles arising, keep me strong & keep me dancing through life wherever possible. I have now decided to take a break from marathon running again until 2023, devoting more time and energy towards my family life.
Behind The Name 'Thorn Performance'
The name 'Thorn Performance' was born from my own personal experience of injury. Initially getting injured felt like a failure, but as I became more involved in my rehabilitation I discovered that this injury was actually the outward signs of an underlying weakness. This injury enabled me to identify this, focus on improving it, and overcome it.
I have come out the other-side stronger than ever before.Injuries often develop because of an underlying weakness, and it is only by identifying these weaknesses and correcting them that we can become strong.
I hope to educate people about their bodies, change their mindset to bring true physical and mental strength to everyone I work with and help them to fall in love with the joy of movement. Just as the rose comes from the thorn, our strength comes from our weakness. From our weaknesses we are made strong!