Retford physiotherapist is delighted to have been recognised at the North Notts Business Awards

Joanne Pritchard
Joanne Pritchard

The owner of Pilates Clinic Retford is delighted to have won the Business Community Partnership Award at the North Notts Business Awards.

This is the second award within three years recognising the high levels of customer care and more recently, for the collaboration work that chartered physiotherapist, Joanne Pritchard, does with other local businesses and organisations.

Jo said: “Getting this award makes the business more visible, which means I can continue to do more within the community in the future.”

As a result of working and listening to her clients, it has become evident to Jo and fellow professionals in the North Notts region, that additional education and advice is desperately needed for the population as a whole, particularly in the sensitive area of women’s health.

Jo works with other local health professionals to deliver free health talks for women, and she has also enrolled support from other local businesses for fund and awareness-raising activities for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust ‘Bold in Blue’ week.

Jo added: “Around the same time as the Bold in Blue campaign last year, the Retford Branch of the MS Society contacted me about the possibility of starting some classes tailored to the needs of their MS Members.  

“They were delighted to join in the MS Awareness Week, supporting the Pilates In Blue, and also running their own Cake Bake to raise funds and awareness locally.

“We’ve been working together for a year now with special classes which are in the process of being developed even further to include challenging their balance for falls prevention.

“This has resulted in me recruiting suitable volunteer assistants who are looking for hands-on experience in physiotherapy work.”

For more information about the Retford Branch of the MS Society, please contact Barbara Ramsden on 01777 704687, email or visit and for details about work experience at Pilates Clinic Retford, in Chapelgate, Retford, please contact Jo directly on 07543 944 938 or email

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