About Us

Our Story

JP Physio is a private Physiotherapy Clinic in the heart of Durham City. It was established by Pete and Jojo to provide the highest standards of musculoskeletal care, via physiotherapy consultations in a purpose built clinical but friendly environment.

Here at JP Physio we are passionate about improving individual’s physical health and mental wellbeing. During the consultation, you can expect an acute diagnosis and a focus on providing tailored management plans for each individual accessing its services. This will include using a variety of different environments to match the individual needs, with the focus mainly on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. This will be directed through a holistic approach, with significant focus on improving all aspects of health, including mental health and overall wellbeing.

All our staff have experience working with a range of patients from the elderly to professional athletes, and have an extensive portfolio of positive feedback and outstanding results. If there is something we cannot do for you, our close network of regional experts will be able to help.

Jojo Maddison

Jojo qualified in 2010 from Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating, Jojo has worked in a variety of physiotherapy environments which include private practice, NHS, Sport and Occupational Health.

Prior to opening JP Physio, Jojo worked as a team leader within the largest musculoskeletal physiotherapy provider in the UK. This was alongside her other role as Head Physiotherapist at Tynedale RFC and Team Physiotherapist at British Judo which she continues to be heavily involved with.

Jojo’s main clinical interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy which includes sports rehabilitation, acupuncture and clinical pilates. She continues to progress her professional development and is passionate about providing lifestyle medicine.

Away from work, Jojo strives to maintain an active lifestyle through strengthening, endurance races, stand up paddle boarding and yoga, but is known to balance this with a cheeky Gin and Tonic!

Pete Hall


Pete gained his Physiotherapy qualification from Teesside University in 2009. Since graduating Physiotherapy has taken him all over the world but he now calls Durham home. Pete has worked in a number of clinical roles within the NHS, Private Practice and Sport.

Prior to opening JP Physio, Pete has specialised within Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, gaining extensive experience working with Upper and Lower Limb Trauma and Elective Surgery. This continues to be a clinical interest area he is passionate about. He has also worked across a number of elite and amateur sports, mainly as Team Physiotherapist for England Touch and Tynedale RFC.

To promote his work/lifestyle balance, Pete can be frequently seen at the coast either with a good coffee in hand or in the sea paddleboarding and is currently working towards his goal of a Sub 40 minute 10km run, which continues to elude him!

Laura Richardson

Laura qualified in 2014 with a degree in physiotherapy from Leeds Metropolitan University and currently works in musculoskeletal physiotherapy within the NHS setting alongside her private practice clinics here at JP Physio.

Prior to this, Laura coached for GB Rowing and Durham University Boat Club, one of eight high performance programmes within the UK. Here she worked with elite athletes during their journey to international success. 


Laura promotes a holistic approach to care, with key interests in personal lifestyle, goal setting and strength and conditioning. 


In her spare time Laura can be found exploring the coast line or hiking in the hills - she is still however trying to get to grips with an OS map!