JEMS in Practice

JEMS® techniques and principles can be found in high performance settings for sports, music and dance, hospital rehabilitation departments, post natal classes, occupational health, child development, falls prevention, exercise programmes and many more applications, due to Joanne’s extensive international teaching over the past fifteen years.

It is loved by its practitioners for its instant applicability, holistic approach and functional relevance, and appreciated by their clients and patients for its emphasis on putting the control and understanding in their own hands.


Joanne’s work commands a high level of professional respect, and JEMS is gaining increasing interest for research and education.

Over the past eight years, JEMS principles have been taught at academic institutions including University of East London and Salford University Physiotherapy Schools (UK), Masters in Sports Podiatry and Masters in Sports Medicine students at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, at tertiary institutions in Sweden for rehabilitation professionals, and to post graduate rehabilitation professionals at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


The following studies have been completed or awaiting publication:

  • JEMS® principles underpinned the training of the therapists implementing an extensive new research project on falls prevention conducted by Professor Elisabeth Olsson at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • A comparative study of JEMS® principles as taught on JEMS “Get On The Ball™” vs existing protocols for shoulder impingement and post acromioplasty, headed up by leading shoulder expert Jo Gibson at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit
  • Inter tester reliability of JEMS® movement tests, under supervision of Eva Rasmussen Barr, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
  • JEMS® test score comparison of athletic vs relatively sedentary adolescent boys, under supervision of Eva Rasmussen Barr, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.


Elphinston Performance Ltd delivers JEMS® for performance enhancement, injury prevention and educational consultancy with a wide range of organisations, which have included:

  • British Olympic Association
  • Swedish Sports Confederation
  • British Lawn Tennis Association
  • British Canoe Union
  • National Dance Company of Wales
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Victorian College of Arts (Australia)
  • Independent Ballet Wales
  • Golfing Union of Wales
  • British Triathlon
  • British Snowsport
  • Swedish Snowsport
  • Royal Yachting Association
  • England Badminton
  • British Judo
  • UK Athletics
  • Premier League and First Division professional Football teams.