Jo Perkins was born in Hornchurch, Essex and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1988. Currently, Jo is a clinical tutor at the universities on-site osteopathy clinic - where she mentors our students. Jo is Module leader for Autonomous Practice that students take on the M.Ost programme. She also teaches at Cardiff Metropolitan University on the Complementary Therapies Degree Programme and  also teaches for Teach Therapy for 10-12 days a year to complementary therapists. 

Jo has attained to date, a diploma in Osteopathy (1988), Counselling Theory and Practice (1994), PGCE (2004) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics (2018). 

In terms of research, Jo is interested in the areas of Paediatrics and Expectant Mothers.

Outside of university Jo is learning Welsh and enjoys cycling.  She takes a Sunday school class for 5- 7 year olds and also prepares lunch for retired folk.

Teaching

  • SHF106 Osteopathic Skills 2

    This module continues to introduce the students to the concepts of osteopathic practice with regards to clinical decision making, patient management and key osteopathic clinical skills. In conjunction with Osteopathic Skills 1, it provides the foundation skills for all subsequent osteopathic skills modules for the programme.

  • SHF304 Osteopathic Skills 5

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic skills in year 1 and 2 to explore the application of key diagnostic and assessment skills at an advanced level and within the context of people presenting with complex and/or multiple conditions.

  • SHF307 Osteopathic Skills 6

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic skills in year 1, 2 and 3 to explore the application of key clinical skills at an advanced level and within the context of people presenting with complex and/or multiple conditions.

  • SHFM01 Autonomous Osteopathic Practice

    The student will demonstrate within this module the knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to seek registration with the General Osteopathy Council (GOsC).