B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Joanna, who is originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2012. After graduating she relocated to the sunny South West of England where she spent a number of years working for the UK National Health Service. She gained experience in many different departments including musculoskeletal and respiratory physiotherapy and stroke rehabilitation. Joanna decided the South West of England wasn’t quite sunny enough and relocated to Melbourne in late 2016. Since arriving in Australia Joanna has continued to diversify her professional profile working in the public and private hospital sector before joining the team at Berwick in early 2018.
Always looking for opportunities to expand her skill set, Joanna has completed a number of courses such as training in Pilates which she incorporates into treatment wherever possible. She tries to employ a holistic approach and appreciates the link between the body and mind. Having attended a number of courses in both mindfulness and meditation she is a big believer that these techniques can have a positive impact on both mental and physical wellbeing, especially for people who suffer from chronic conditions and long term pain.
Outside of work Joanna is passionate about keeping fit and active and enjoys most sports. Since moving to Australia she has become a big AFL fan due to its similarities with Gaelic football. She is happiest when in the great outdoors, running, cycling, swimming or hiking. She has completed numerous half marathons in the UK, Ireland and Australia. A few years ago she decided to try her hand at triathlons and completed her first half Iron man in 2014 in Ireland.
Joanna strives to bring her passion for a healthy and active body and mind to her treatment sessions. She doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach and uses a mixture of hands-on manual therapy, advice, education and exercise to help empower patients to achieve their goals and live their best and happiest lives.