Jody Barber

Neurological Physiotherapist
Central London Community NHS Trust

Jody qualified in 1992 as a physiotherapist and has worked with neurological conditions for over 28 years. She has worked throughout her career within the NHS at Northwick Park Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery( NHNN) and to date in the West Hertfordshire Community Neurological Team now part of Central London Community NHS Trust 3 days a week and 1 day a week has returned to NHNN to work as a Consultant Physiotherapist in the Neuromuscular Service . Her current roles now involves working with people with MS and neuromuscular diseases from diagnosis to the advanced stages of the disease. Jody is a member and Co-Chair of TiMS (Therapist’s Interested in MS, within the MS Trust).

In this TiMS role she is part of the education sub group and has been involved in organising and teaching on courses for therapists with an interest in developing more expertise in understanding how to help support people in living with MS. Over the last 5 years she has been raising awareness of the importance of maintaining optimal respiratory health in MS.

Jody also works as a private physiotherapist one day a week and a has a small caseload of clients with long term progressive conditions.

She was the 2019 Winner in the Outstanding Physiotherapist category of the QUDOS award (sponsored by Pharmaphorum), recognising quality in the Delivery of services In MS.

She has a passion for exercise and enjoys running, cycling, skiing, yoga, swimming and tap dancing. She is a British Wheel of Yoga Qualified Teacher, and teaches anatomy on yoga teacher training courses twice a week in person and via zoom.