Jo Kirton
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Enterprising career for Sports Therapy student

The combination of a First Class degree and a wealth of practical experience helped mature student Jo Kirton change her career and, ultimately, start her own sports therapy business.

During her time at Edge Hill, Jo embraced a variety of applied work-related learning opportunities and placements in clinical environments to complement her academic studies. These experiences, from a first aid placement to improve her pitch side skills, to looking at upper limb injuries in a factory setting, were crucial to the development of her clinical expertise and skills portfolio. Since graduating, Jo has worked as a Junior Sports Therapist for Fylde Rugby Club and a Soft Tissue Therapist with the English Institute of Sport, providing support for Team GB athletes. She now runs her own practice, Accelerate Sport Therapy, specialising in sports therapy, injury management and rehabilitation.

“As a mature student, the career change gave me an opportunity to completely change my life and way of thinking, and gave me a challenge to work towards a better future. The specific facilities and equipment available to students at Edge Hill gives that extra advantage when working in the sports industry.”

Jo Kirton