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The Team < Jemma Shepherd

JEMMA SHEPHERD

BSc (Hons) MCSP – Lead Acupuncture Physiotherapist

Jemma is a graduate in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2006 and left the NHS two years ago after many years working as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for NHS West Essex. She offers assessment, treatment and advice for a wide range of conditions.

Jemma Shepherd

Jemma has undertaken many post-graduate training courses, including specific soft tissue mobilisations, myofascial release, shoulder pathology diagnostics, Acupuncture and Pilates. She recently started her visceral manipulation training which she is actively incorporating into her current daily practice. Her expertise place her as lead Acupuncture Physiotherapist at Shepherds’ Health, treating a wide range of conditions from musculoskeletal back pain, to insomnia and systemic pain from a variety of medical pathologies.

As a post-graduate, Jemma progressed quickly to become a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist within the NHS. She worked in a variety of different departments, working closely with various Orthopaedic specialists on clients with fractures, soft tissue injuries, post-surgical procedures and chronic conditions.

Jemma trained in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute in 2009, completing Matwork Level 1 plus further equipment training to incorporate Pilates with Theraband. More recently, she has completed Matwork Level 3 Pilates which is aimed at the more advanced exercises for high level performers. Pilates is a core stability training programme aimed at improving support for the lumbar spine to reduce low back pain and restore function.