Joanna has gained extensive experience in musculoskeletal treatment since graduating in 2000. She has completed two Masters Degrees: in 2000 “Physiotherapy” and in 1999 “Tourism and Recreation”. She has also finished a 2-year specialisation “Psychosomatic Regeneration” which included: Reflexotherapy, Classical and Trigger Point Massage, Psychological and Biological Regeneration, Nutrition and Exercise.
She is also a qualified Midwife. Joanna specialises in spinal deformities and has over 13 years' experience in treating people with scoliosis, hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann’s disease.
She has gained vast experience from working in a hospital and private practices.
To enhance her expertise and knowledge Joanna has completed numerous courses and has gained further qualifications. Her advanced skills are in medical acupuncture, manual techniques, taping and trigger point work, massage and muscle energy technique. She also has certificates in PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscultaure Facilitation) and the McKenzie method.
“I knew from a young age I wanted to be a physiotherapist. I played basketball in the basketball club for 10 years. I started when I was 10 years old. As a basketball player I had some sports injuries and had contact with physiotherapists. Thanks to this I was fascinated by physiotherapy and its important role in good health, pain and injury prevention. It has always been my aim to help people achieve their goals.
During my study one of my clinical practices was in the Orthopedic Clinic where children and teenagers who suffer from scoliosis were treated. This was especially important because on two occasions I was able to witness spinal and chest surgery. The spinal surgery lasted five hours and the professor explained the whole procedure to me. I have been passionate about Spinal Deformities since then. I truly love my job.
The authority I most admire is Mrs Christa Lehnert-Schroth, who is the most experienced scoliosis physiotherapist in the world. Christa has over 60 years of experience. I consider myself a really lucky person to know her and learn from her. Thanks to Christa I was able to discover the complexities of the Schroth method from her own lips.. She is my hero.
Scoliosis cannot be treated schematically since all cases are different, and this is why it is so fascinating for me. Treatment is always interesting because each new patient is a new challenge.
On a personal level I love sport with a special interest in cycling, skiing, swimming and paragliding – I am a licensed pilot.
Apart from sports I enjoy languages, classical music and discovering other cultures.
I promote a healthy lifestyle and I try to encourage people, especially children, to engage in physical activity. I strongly believe that if children are supported and encouraged at a young age in sport they will continue enjoying and participating in it throughout their life.
I would like to draw parents’ attention to the fact that a regular spine check up is essential to prevent scoliosis in children, especially during puberty when spinal deformities can develop".