Joanna graduated with a BA Hons Degree from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance at the University of London, England. She pursued a dance career in New York and Toronto before graduating with a BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Joanna has worked in private practice for her entire career. For 16 years Joanna owned her own clinic Go Physiotherapy, in Hamilton Ontario. She was also Senior Consultant at Canada's National Ballet School for 10 years. During this time she had the opportunity to work with Irene Dowd, anatomist and neuromuscular teacher at the Julliard School in New York. Joanna graduated from McMaster's Contemporary's Medical Acupuncture Program where she presently continues to mentor other health care professionals participating in the program. Joanna has extensive experience in manual therapy, electro acupuncture, functional exercise and Pilates-based exercise. She also has advanced training in Orthopaedics with a special interest in dance injuries. Her approach to treatment is comprehensive ; taking into account the patients' goals in combination with treatment choices that are effective, appropriate and anatomically based.