New firm to muscle in on physiotherapy market

The founders of JimJam - Chris Kennelly (centre), Jamie Hurst (left) and (right) Paul Bryce, who runs Eskbank-based Midlothian Physiotherapy LLP

The founders of JimJam - Chris Kennelly (centre), Jamie Hurst (left) and (right) Paul Bryce, who runs Eskbank-based Midlothian Physiotherapy LLP

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An Eskbank businessman is looking to change the face of physiotheraphy in the UK.

Paul Bryce, who runs Midlothian Physiotherapy LLP, is one of the founders of JimJam Physiotherapy, which provides remote access to physiotherapists by video link.

JimJam, a Gateshead-based start-up, also provides personalised online rehabilitation programmes.

The new company aims to address musculoskeletal problems such as back pain and sporting injuries by providing patients with experienced UK-registered physiotherapists using Skype-style consultations.

Clinical director and physiotherapist Paul said that the service wanted to “break down the barriers to access” such as high cost, long waiting lists and inconvenience. JimJam does this by offering appointments for less than £20, within the hour, from your laptop at home or at work.

Paul and his colleagues are serial entrepreneurs. Jamie Hurst runs local web development company HurstDEV and Chris Kennelly runs local healthcare company Cievert who provide logistics software to cut the waiting time of NHS cancer patients.