Jo Bradbrook

Jo Bradbrook is a practising Senior Physiotherapist in Paediatrics and Orthopaedics, with 15 years’ experience working in acute and domicillary settings.

Jo specialises in medico-legal reports, as an expert witness, in cases of Orthopaedic or paediatric origin, as has maintained her hospital and domicillary work in both areas throughout her career.

Jo also works with case management companies, providing assessment reports and recommendations for future input and the schedule of loss following negligence cases.

Jo is a member of the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

About Jo

Jo is a Chartered Physiotherapist whose 15 year speciality in Paediatrics and Orthopaedics began at The Royal National Orthopaedic, Stanmore, where Consultants and Physiotherapists alike would be responsible for a Paediatric and Adult orthopaedic caseload. Involving routine Orthopaedic surgery and more complex adult and child conditions.

Currently part of the Physiotherapy team at an Independent Orthopaedic Hospital, delivering pre and post surgical treatment across all age ranges. Jo also holds an outpatient Paediatric and complex adults caseload, involving rehabilitation of conditions of varied origin (Musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic) and liaison within home, education, hobbies/sports and  employment where required.

Jo works closely with local Paediatricians and Podiatrists, and the wider multidisciplinary team, on efficient pathways of treatment, client centred goals being at the core of treatment.

Jo is experienced in expert witness report writing and evaluations of loss and predicted value of future input, also working alongside case management companies.

Details of expertise

Jo is a Chartered Physiotherapist experienced in an intriguing mix of specialities, Paediatrics and Orthopaedics. This specialism developed early in Jo’s career at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.  Where Jo for many years worked as part of a multidisciplinary team assessing, treating and rehabilitating pre and post-operative patients with an age range of 0 to 100 on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Paediatrics

At RNOH Stanmore, the team would treat, routine Orthopaedics, tertiary referral complex Orthopaedics, such as paediatric and adult bone tumours, perthes, developmental dysplasia of the hip, achondroplasia, talipes, torticollis, Illizarov frames, scoliosis and other spinal deformities and spinal injuries. All surgeons, and therefore their teams would also treat routine arthritic joint replacements.  This variety ensured a wide skill mix and invaluable experience in rehabilitation of many conditions in patients at very different times of life.

Jo left the specialist centre to work within the Children’s Treatment Unit’s in Essex, Bedfordshire and then Northamptonshire, where her experience developed in a variety of settings, treating a mixed Paediatric caseload and using her specialist expertise with those more complicated and requiring specialist tertiary input. Paediatrics as a speciality ensures that Jo has developed a high level of expertise in conditions of neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, respiratory and developmental nature and often a complex mix of these.

Jo has treated patients on a private basis for over 8 years alongside her provision into NHS and Education, this has involved ‘dry land’ and Aquatic Therapy provision as Jo has completed the Intermediate Level Halliwick and Hydrotherapy training.

Orthopaedics

Jo has continued specialising in Orthopaedics following her career at RNOH Stanmore, by working at Private Orthopaedic Hospitals alongside her NHS and Independent work, treating a complex caseload of pre and post-operative Orthopaedics, rehabilitating to patient specific goals and personal activity levels and requirements.

Jo is highly experienced in the client centred rehabilitation of, minor and major, spinal, upper and lower limb orthopaedic surgery, ensuring clients are rehabilitated back to their own personal goals and expectations.

Within Jo’s specialism of neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation of both adults and children, she has completed Quantum and Negligence reports including care requirements, Physiotherapy provision, aids, appliance and equipment needs, rehabilitation and hydrotherapy reports.

Areas of Expertise – including but not exclusive

Cerebral Palsy and brain injury, Hydrocephalus, Downs Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida.

Erbs Palsy, flat feet and gait problems, fractures, growing and joint pains, Hypermobility Syndrome, Juvenile Arthritis, Perthes, Severs, Osgood Schlatters Disease, Scoliosis, Plagiocephaly, Surgery Rehabilitation, Talipes and Torticollis.

Respiratory conditions, such as Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis.

Developmental delay of known or unknown aetiology.

Total Joint Replacements/Arthroplasty, Arthroscopies, Minor and Major foot surgery, Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery and Upper Limb Surgery.