Dr. Jane Simmonds


Originally from Western Australia where she completed her undergraduate and post graduate physiotherapy education at Curtin University, Jane combines her clinical work as a specialist in the Hypermobility Unit at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth with teaching and research at University College London within the Institute of Child Health. Jane is a specialist musculoskeletal and exercise rehabilitation physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. As a committed educator and active researcher she regularly publishes research and clinical papers in peer reviewed journal on hypermobility related topics. Additionally Jane presents at conferences and leads national and international CPD education and training in hypermobility and connective tissue disorders. She is also a medical advisor to Ehlers- Danlos Support UK and the Hypermobility Syndrome Patient Association (HMSA) and chair of the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Society Physiotherapy Guidelines group. She is also the AHP representative for the International Ehlers Danlos Society Medical and Scientific Board.

Professional Qualifications & Membership

  • Health Care Professional Council Registrant PH38156
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists 053836
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Member of the Paediatric Association of Chartered Physiotherapists 106962
  • AHP representative for the International Ehlers Danlos Society Medical and Scientific Board

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Lyell, M., Simmonds, J. V., & Deane, J. A. (2016). A study of UK physiotherapists' study needs in hypermobility and hypermobility syndrome. Physiotherapy Practice and Research. doi:10.323/PPR-160073
  • Palmer, S., Terry, R., Rimes, K. A., Clark, C., Simmonds, J., & Horwood, J. (2016). Physiotherapy management of joint hypermobility syndrome - a focus group study of patient and health professional perspectives. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 102 (1), 93-102. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2015.05.001
  • To, M., Simmonds, J., & Alexander, C. (2016). Where do People with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome Present in Secondary Care? The Prevalence in a General Hospital and the Challenges of Classification. Musculoskeletal Care. doi:10.1002/msc.1147
  • Wells AJ, McLaughlin P, Simmonds JV, Prouse PJ, Prelevic G, Gill S, Chowdary P (2015) A case-control study assessing bone mineral density in severe haemophilia A in the UK. Haemophilia 21(1):109-115