Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist – Spine & Knee Expert
Joanne has over 24 years clinical experience and expertise managing a wide range of spinal & knee related conditions including lower back pain related to injury, disc bulge, knee ligament injuries as well as pre / post surgery rehabilitation. Her work at the Alfred & Cabrini Hospitals with Melbourne’s leading surgeons, as well as her extensive post graduate qualifications gives her a unique insight into the most effective ways to help spinal and knee patients overcome their injuries. Jo’s clinical involvement with high level sports men and women at the Olympics, Common Wealth Games – among other events is testament to her high level of skill and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for all her patients. Her approach incorporates a very detailed history and examination followed by hands-on and exercise based treatment.
Continuing Education: Post-graduate Diploma in Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapy in 1997 and 1998. A multitude of short courses in areas of spinal, peripheral, sporting physiotherapy, women’s health, hydrotherapy, dry needling and Occupational Physiotherapy training with TAC and WorkSafe Victoria. Other Physiotherapy Work: Part-time at various hospitals, in orthopaedics and spinal surgery including paediatrics and consulting in screening clinics. Lectured at Peninsula Campus of Monash University in 2004 in Sport’s Injury Prevention. Injury Management Co-ordinator/ Senior Physiotherapist at St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club in the ‘A’ grade Amateurs, for three years. Written articles on computer use, the spine and ‘Get Fit To Ski’, for Good Health Magazine. Sporting Coverage: Volunteer physiotherapist with Track and Field Athletes at Sydney 2000 Olympics and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre during the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Melbourne Corporate Games, Arafura Games in Darwin, Australian Masters Games, Australian Netball Championships and the World Police and Fire Games. Work in conjunction with ReCreation Health Club over the last sixteen years and taught fitball classes there for 2 years. Conducted hydrotherapy classes for over ten years.
Joanne is a long time member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association(APA) She is an active member of the Musculoskeletal, Sports and Dry Needling Physiotherapy Australia special interest groups, and Sports Medicine Australia. Joanne is available for appointments Mondays through to Fridays.