Joanna graduated from York St John University in 1999.  She is a highly experienced occupational therapist and has worked in both the NHS and the private healthcare sector.  She is a very motivated professional who aims to provide the best possible care to those she works with.  Her experiences include neurology, orthopaedics and physical rehabilitation.

Through her clinical pursuits Joanna has developed notable skills in assessment, goal setting, treatment and the evaluation of client progress.  She is a particular advocate of SMART goals and puts great value in the outcome measures COPM and FIM to review progress.  She has extensive experience of standardised assessments, particularly for cognitive and perceptual issues.

Joanna’s experiences have allowed her to develop skills in carer and relative training with regards to equipment use, moving and handling and communication aids.  Alongside manual handling, Joanna’s specific areas of expertise can be listed as pressure and posture management; upper limb management; cognitive rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation.