Patient Testimonials

Julia Worthington Amber Consulting June 2020

Over the last few months, like many of us, I have been spending far more hours working in my home office and as a result I have started to suffer with excruciating shoulder pain and a previous injury has flared up causing proximal hamstring tendonopathy. I spoke to Jo Houlbrook for some advice about the set up of my desk, chair and laptop. I was thinking about buying a footrest, but the choice on the internet is bewildering and I didn’t want to buy something that was expensive and useless.

Jo spent time with me discussing my desk set up, she looked online at the various foot rests and found out what pain I was having. She suggested various ways to amend my desk set up and talked through the different kinds of foot rest along with the pros and cons of each. I was interested in the foam footrests, I had never used one before and wanted to know if they were a gimmick or a new innovation. Jo’s knowledge and insight, of how the footrest would support my physical issues helped me to decide on a suitable, not too expensive foam footrest. The shoulder pain has receded and the tendonopathy is improving by the day. Thank you Jo for spending the time to understand my problems and helping me to explore various solutions that have resolved my pain.

Olivia Stefanino, Chester, Cheshire, August 2019


"A heartfelt thank you Jo - not only have your physio/coaching skills helped me after I badly damaged my ankle - but I really appreciated all the help and advice you gave me for my mother when she broke her hip recently.  With your wisdom and expertise, I’m really confident that we’ll both be standing tall again soon! 


L.C December 2018


For the first time in years I'm in one piece and in fine voice for our choir concert. Thank you for playing an important role in this.

Charlie June 2018


I can not thank you enough, under your encouragement, my mother has made an excellent recovery. After the fall and damage to her soft tissue of her thigh region, her improvement has been remarkable!


Thank you again.

Tim Parker 2018

Jo has made a huge difference to my mobility and balance following major surgery on my legs last year.  Her exercise programme has restored my confidence and enabled me to resume cycling and other outdoor activities. 


I look forward to her fortnightly visits and to being shown more difficult exercises which she encourages me to undertake in a relaxed and humorous manner.