• Bachelor of Physiotherapy (CSU)
• Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
Joh grew up in our lovely city of Albury-Wodonga. She was lucky enough to have exposure to Chinese language from primary school and continued this passion for Chinese culture and language into her high school years. After a language study program to China in year 10 she knew that this was something she wanted to continue to study but not sure quite how that was going to fit into her passion for science and health subjects. She found a way to incorporates all her interests and went onto RMIT University Melbourne to study a double degree in Human Biology and Chinese Medicine. After an internship in China she returned to the border to start work in a Chinese Medicine clinic. This was a great experience and built up her passion to work in a private practice setting. She felt that she needed to have a greater understanding of the biomechanics behind physical manifestations in the body and was drawn back to study physiotherapy. She studied this program through Charles Sturt University.
After years of study Joanne has now well and truly settled into life as a physiotherapist. Since starting work she has undertaken a large amount of professional development courses, including DMA clinical pilates and pilates for high performance athletes, various courses in pain management, sports physiotherapy and lumbopelvic dysfunction, as well as attending the APA's leadership and business conference. Joanne enjoys using the combination of her physiotherapy and acupuncture / Chinese Medicine skills for clients with lingering pain not responding to the usual physical therapy approaches. Outside of work life Joh loves her rugby league and has played for Albury Thunder. She also enjoys touch football, yoga, bush walking, pizza making, kombucha brewing and bird watching for a bit of serenity!
Specialty interest areas
- Back and neck pain
- Clinical pilates
- Falls prevention
- Home visits
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Spinal Fitness Classes
- Sports physiotherapy
- Work injuries and rehabilitation