Joanne Baker has been in private practice since 1995. She has extended her career from Massage Therapy to Manual Therapy techniques that are osteopathic in nature and functional symmetry training. Joanne is an instructor in clinical application of Massage Therapy in Ontario and teaches Continuing Education credits across North America. She was also National Coordinator for the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association for 8 years.
Joanne recently traveled for 3 years on tour with the equestrian circus spectacular “Cavalia Odysseo” and returned in 2016. There, Joanne was responsible for the care of performing artists and crew as therapist as well as show medic. In addition to post graduation education in various modalities, Joanne has pursued additional training in the sport massage field and has worked with athletes at all levels of competition.
Joanne’s extra training in structural assessments and corrections as well as symmetry of body movements have allowed her to have immediate success on her athletes and everyone she works with. Her belief is that these two factors are key to optimal function.
Joanne’s passion for teaching has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and she is excited to bring her experiences to the classroom. Teaching at various Massage Therapy institutions, individual and small group private tutoring, she loves to share her knowledge and experience to help you become a better therapist. Joanne has also mentored new grads and seasoned therapists to increase their ability to become more effective in their clinical direction.
Joanne has been published in SportEx Health Magazine in Britain and as a guest speaker she has educated various groups to promote health and wellness. Other events where Joanne has shared her expertise:
Cirque du Soleil – Kooza,
Women’s Softball National Championships,
St. Louis Rams – NFL training camp,
LPGA – St. Louis tour,
Sears National Kids Cancer Ride,
Toronto Film and TV industry,
Women’s Voices Festival.