Joan graduated from the University College Dublin with a Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1982 and commenced her career in Ireland working for the National Health System. In 1987 she moved to Australia and in 1990 she completed a Post Grad Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Sydney University. Since then, Joan has continued to participate in ongoing professional development in the areas of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Occupational Health.
Joan has worked in a variety of settings that include clinical work within private practice treating mainly musculoskeletal conditions, student supervision during clinical placement periods and in various Consultant Occupational Physiotherapist roles.
Joan has completed level 1 and 2 Clinical Pilates courses and brings her knowledge and experience to her classes. Joan feels that a 'hands off approach' giving those under her care the ability to change and manage themselves is more empowering for the client than reliance on passive treatment. Joan is a Titled member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association of Australia.