Strong Foundations


Joanne Gilshan Bsc (Hons) MCSP HCPC

Chartered Physiotherapist and Certified Pilates instructor 


In 1997, I graduated from the University of Bradford and have worked in private practice since 2004. I have a keen interest in Myo-fascial release (MFR) having completed several courses through MFR UK.


MFR is a very gentle hands on technique which focuses on releasing restrictions within the entire body's fascial system. Treatment is often directed at tight areas far from the pain itself. By identifying with the root cause this holistic technique can be incredibly effective at addressing painful dysfunctions.

Discovering Pilates was one of the best things I have ever done and I have never looked back. My pilates training through the APPI and Polestar Pilates certifies me in both mat and studio Pilates.

I have also gained my certification in Ante and Post Natal Pilates.

Combining both physiotherapy and Pilates is our unique approach and the perfect recipe for recovery.

I live in Wheathampstead with my husband, three sons and our dog Willow.

Jim Rohn

"Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live"


Glow offers hour long Physiotherapy sessions with Jo in our private studio in Wheathampstead.  

On your first visit you will undergo an assessment to help diagnose the underlying pathology, muscle imbalance or movement dysfunction. From here Jo can identify areas which need addressing and create a bespoke treatment plan. This will often be a combination of hands on treatment and movement based exercise using the Pilates equipment.

We liaise closely with other health care professionals and doctors to ensure continuity of care.

Those with private health care insurance are very welcome. 

All sessions are an hour long.



Glow offers private one-to-one Pilates sessions in our equipment-based studio in Wheathampstead. The private sessions allow you to work on your individual programme whilst under the close supervision of your Chartered Physiotherapist and Certified Pilates instructor Jo.

Her wealth of experience and knowledge allows Jo to work with a wide range of clientele including patients with musculo-skeletal pain; ante and post-natal clients as well as those simply wanting to improve their posture, core strength and flexibility.

We use the Pilates reformer and tower, the wunda-chair and spine-corrector barrell which are wonderful bits of kit specifically designed to aid your movement, balance and coordination.  

We offer sessions during the day within school hours.

And if you need to re-schedule or cancel your appointment we require 24 hours notice.

One studio private session       £58

   Block of 5 private sessions       £285 

  Block of 10 private sessions     £550

All blocks are payable in advance and are non-refundable.


At Glow, we run mat classes from 10am-12pm on a Monday morning locally in Wheathampstead. These are ideal for clients wanting regular Pilates sessions. All small equipment is provided and exercises are modified as necessary to accommodate any injuries or spinal pathologies.

Mat classes - run as a course £11 per session.

K Vonnegut

"Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what others think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own."



My goal is to offer bespoke Pilates and Physiotherapy for all. Please feel free to call, email or use the contact form below.


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