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Joanne Gilshan

Chartered Physiotherapist 

Glow Physio & Pilates

Mid-Herts Studio





Jo at GLOW


1997: Graduated from Bradford University with 2:1 honours degree in Physiotherapy (and a love of curry!)

1997: Started working in the NHS before specialising in MSK Physiotherapy and then settling into private practice

2004: Fell in love with Pilates and began my Mat training with the APPI 

2006: Began the comprehensive studio/rehab training programme with Polestar Pilates 

2010: Moved to Hertfordshire and opened our Glow Physio & Pilates clinic

2014: Began MFR (Myo-Fascial Release) training with MFRUK

2019: Completed  the 'goto' therapist mentorship programme through Pro-Sport Academy

2022: Began Anatomy in Motion (AIM)  training with Gary Ward

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Jim Rohn

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

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Glow Physio is based at Mid-Herts Studio, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.

Our Ethos is to achieve long standing results by identifying and addressing the root cause of your problem. A thorough assessment will start the ball rolling as we look into previous injuries and experiences as well as a physical examination looking at how your body moves.

We look at goal setting to help get you back to the level of activity you need & want to return to. So whether it’s being able to reach back for the seatbelt, lift the children or run a marathon we can help. 


Intervention will be a combination of hands on Physiotherapy complimented by a graded rehabilitation programme.

We will look to integrate your home exercises into your daily life. We are realistic. We will help you work out the easiest time to exercise so even those with the busiest of schedules can still work on their programmes. 

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

Those with private health care insurance are very welcome. 

Initial assessment 40 or 60 minutes (£56/£68)

Follow up sessions 40 minutes (£56)


At Glow we offer both Pilates Mat classes and apparatus sessions in our fully equipped Pilates studio.

The spring-based equipment was originally designed by Joseph Pilates himself. He designed an extensive repertoire of exercises which continue to be taught to this day.  

Whether you want Pilates for strength & conditioning, are recovering from an injury or surgery or require rehabilitation then Jo can create a bespoke programme tailored to your individual needs.


1:1 tuition ideal for those starting out or requiring individual  rehabilitation

Individual  session £68
Block of five sessions £325


Using all the studio equipment including the Reformer, Cadillac and Chairs

 Max 3 per group

 Individual £35 pp

Block of 5 sessions £165 pp

Block of 10 sessions £320 pp



 Our Pilates mat classes are run by Chartered Physiotherapist Joanne Gilshan

from Mid-Herts Studio (Mid-Herts Golf Club)


Mondays & Fridays 

Bookable as a course 

£12 per session

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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."

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What patients have to say....

"Working in construction for over 30 years, I had developed some aches and pains that had started to keep me awake at night. I was recommended Glow Physio. It wasn't the usual drill I'd had from previous Physios - far from it. The approach was completely different. We spoke in depth about the background of my pain, then Jo set a course of therapy which included a mixture of release work, movement and breathing techniques. I'm now pain free. I'm sleeping properly and my attitude towards self care has completely changed. Thank you." RF

"I've been attending mat classes with Glow Physio for the last 10 years and I truly believe it's the sole reason I don't suffer with any niggles/aches/pains. 2020 brought us online Zoom Pilates classes and I wasn't sure how these would work. But they do! Jo is fantastic at communicating online and keeps a very close eye on us - always correcting our cheats! Thanks Glow Physio for keeping me moving throughout 2020 when I have needed it more than ever."  PL

"Jo marries her expertise as a Physio with an extensive portfolio of exercises drawn from Pilates and functional movement. She has helped me tackle long term deep seated physical issues. My life has been transformed and movement is now a joy. I can't recommend her highly enough." MM

"I was 60 before I tried Pilates for a sore back. I wish I had started earlier particularly with a teacher like Jo who is so encouraging and patient in both 1:1's and in group classes." MP

“My daughter and I are so so lucky to have been introduced to this highly trained, professional and gentle lady. Jo's skills and knowledge around Myo-fascial release (MFR) have relieved pain and tension that for years have been attributed to another health condition and therefore apparently unresolvable. Jo has given huge relief, mentally and physically. She is equally careful when the cause of pain is unclear and offers guidance to the right medical tests for diagnosis before she starts treatment.  We couldn’t be more grateful for her help. ” KC

“I have been having one-to-one Pilates tuition from Jo for several years now and hugely benefit from exercising safely and correctly. My whole body is definitely less stiff, stronger, more balanced and the lower back pain troubling me for years significantly minimised. If problems arise, with Jo's physio and Myo-fascial release (MFR) expertise, she is able to alleviate those too. I would strongly recommend her Pilates tuition and treatments.” FH

“Pilates is just for women right? Well as far as I know men are equally prone to becoming less flexible as they get older. Certainly in my case. The Tuesday evening classes are an hour long led by Jo. In the last 6 months, I can feel the difference. Picking up a pen off the floor used to feel like a surgical procedure, and is now effortless…. thanks Jo.” RC

"I came to Jo originally for Myo-Fascial Release (MFR) but what attracted me to her in particular was her multi disciplinary qualifications. I cannot recommend her highly enough and she has freed the parts of my body that years of Pilates just couldn't touch. MFR is something that really has to be experienced to be understood and for me it has transformed the way I relate to my body. The benefits have been immeasurable and Jo has taught me the importance of 'letting go'." MM

Contact Jo

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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