Jo Paul was brought up in a chaotic household with ever changing numbers of ponies, dogs, cats and other species including varying sizes of two legged visitors on an open house basis.
She spent most of the first 20 years riding all sorts of ponies and horses at Pony Club, then Riding Club and Affiliated Competitions. She achieved her BHSAI and became a listed British Dressage judge which she continued doing for over 25 years.
Jo trained in Aberdeen to become a Chartered Physiotherapist for Humans,always intending to treat horses, however she found out treating people had its rewards and so continued first within the NHS then in her own clinic mainly treating the owners of the horses, but also other sports people.
However she still wanted to specialise in Equine Physiotherapy so studied and travelled to see various bodywork concepts including work with Winks Greene and Sally Swift.
In 1989 Jo founded Woollands Equine Rehab Centre and continued to have over 3000 horses as inpatients with a variety of pathologies and performance issues until 2012.
This experience combined with over 25 years working as physio in all of the World Horse Welfare R+R Farms enabled her to develop a holistic program Joined Up Rehab and has placed Jo as one of the UK’s leading Clinicians in Equine Re-habilitative Physiotherapy.
Jo used the facilities at WERC to provide Post Grad courses and clinical education placements for ACPAT apprentice's, then MSc Vet Physiotherapy students from the Royal Veterinary College, Hartpury and Liverpool programs.
She has lectured on Equine Rehabilitation world wide including BEVA, IAVRPT, ILPH and ACPAT Conferences.
In 2019 Jo joined the RAMP Council as Education Officer.
Jo works clinically via equine home visits and out-patients at WERC.
She has launched a series of practical Joined Up Rehab courses detailed in the Education page of this website.