Jo graduated from Leeds School of Physiotherapy, U.K in 1985. She has worked in the Midlands and Kent before moving to Canada in 1988. She worked in a cottage hospital before moving to Corner Brook’s Western Memorial Hospital then on to St. Clare’s Hospital in St. John’s. In 1991, she joined the team at Nova Physiotherapy, becoming a partner in 1993.
Josephine has advanced training in McKenzie method of conservative disc management for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and has completed a variety of courses with a special interest in orthopaedic therapy, manual therapy, and muscle re-education, acupuncture and sports injury. She also has attainted accreditation in the Melioguide™ osteoporosis course, enabling her to assess and customize exercise programs for those with osteoporosis and osteopoenia. In addition, she has taken several post graduate courses in equine therapy, guided under veterinary referral.
Over the years, Jo has sat on the College Regulatory Board and committees in various roles. Currently, she is the secretary for the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of the Acupuncture Foundation and previously worked as a consultant for Cygnus Gymnastics. In her time off, she is devoted gardener, and has combined her passion and profession for the segment “Gardening Ergonomically” for the CBC program ‘Living NL’.