Liz Jowsey – Owner, Head Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Liz Jowsey qualified as a Physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 1982. Having gained experience in the NHS for 9 years she set up her private practice in 1987. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Professionals Council and the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP). Liz went on to qualify with
APPI in 2002 and since then just hasn’t looked back.
She says “I’m a fully certified clinical Pilates teacher,qualified in mat work and the reformer. Pilates has shaped the way I work as a
physiotherapist. I have enjoyed building my Pilates business over the years helping my clients understand their bodies and how to move with ease. We now have over 20 classes a week and it’s been very rewarding.
Since 2002 I have also trained as a Franklin Method Level 1 Teacher and recently I qualified as a Certified Jems Practitioner. Jems is a movement system developed by Joanne Elphinston, one of the world’s leading movement specialists. The philosophy is based on the understanding that our mind is in charge of our all actions including the way we move. Seems obvious I know!
Now, when a client comes to me with recurrent back pain, I recognise this may be due to the way he or she is moving. My treatment focuses on easing symptoms with manual techniques and also at the same time helping clients improve their body awareness. This enables them to be aware of how they are moving and how this may be contributing to their symptoms. I can then give them the tools to make positive changes and so prevent recurrence.
This technique can help all types of clients, young and older. It can be helpful from improving function on a daily basis to helping improve sports performance.
With Jems we aim for effortless, flowing efficient movement and we can a benefit from that!”
Coupled with her outstanding expertise and qualifications, her forward thinking, holistic methods plus her focus on continual professional development and approachable nature makes Liz Jowsey one of Sheffield’s most sought after health professionals.