Paul Presents | Team GB Physio with Jill Wigmore Welsh
Jill Wigmore – Welsh was the Team GB physio for diving, judo and rowing.
Paul chats to Jill about what is involved in working with these professional athletes , how each sport often has it’s own similar injuries, how having weight categories affect eating habits and how ensuring you are having the right input can have a huge impact on some of the acute injuries happening on the day of the sport.
Jill then tells us about what she is doing now from hypnobirth to advanced practice neurological & MSK rehabilitation, pain management & recovery.
Complex Injury | Rehabilitation | Adaptive Athlete | Health and Well Being Training
Consultant Physiotherapist, advanced practice neurological & MSK rehabilitation, pain management & recovery.
Trauma informed registered senior Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist certified in CBT-I, CBT-P & Mindfulness.
Certified Business Coach & Master Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Teacher Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method
Masters in public health from Brunel University.
Professional Career (abridged)
Her career started in the 1980’s and took her around the world for nearly two decades in Team GB Medical with three different sports.
Judo, Rowing & Diving.
She’s helped tens of thousands of people, while working in some of the top UK hospitals and clinics.
Through her business, she and her team of staff provided contracted services to corporate occupational health, sports teams, and the NHS.
She’s presented on wellness topics at numerous conferences, universities, and events, appeared on TV & is heard on radio, when she is often called upon to talk about the benefits of laughter & sleep on mental health.
She has published 13 books and created numerous audio lessons for self-learning & healing.
Her podcast Legacy Life has recently gone past 108K downloads.
Alongside a clinic, she runs a training company for healthcare & business professionals.
Personal History (abridged)
This is a journey of a positive proactive quest.
An intuitive journey of seeking solutions self-learning and discovery.
A competing gymnast & equestrian, in her teens, Jill developed a chronically painful scoliosis & kyphosis, was diagnosed with osteochondritis and told her spine would always be stiff and painful.
In her twenties she contracted a rare virus and developed debilitating ME/CFS.
Despite her constraints she took up downhill skiing, and repeatedly rehabilitated and recovered after experiencing injuries.
These included, repeated bilateral shoulder joint dislocation, ACL rupture, lumbar disc and nerve damage and five fractures of major bones.
To learn she studied the deep inner work of mindful meditation, Feldenkrais movement, psychology, neuroscience and applied this to herself with the outcome that her chronic pain resolved, she developed more flexibility in her spine, and her chronic fatigue became manageable.
She has taken what she learned and created three bodies of work to help others:
Clinical Feldenkrais, Faster-Sleep, Mindful-Laughter,
Typically, Jill’s clients are professionals or business owners who are seeking more success in their health, business and relationships.
The techniques used enable clients to shape their future to have the success they want, by effectively facilitating change at unconscious level, helping release negative experiences and limiting decisions from the past and changing negative programming.
Sessions often combine the techniques of Coaching, Hypnosis, NLP, Mindfulness, Feldenkrais and Bodywork