Joanne McGurk qualified in 2008 from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic with a Master in Chiropractic and, following her registration year, was awarded a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2009. Joanne is registered with General Chiropractic Council, British Chiropractic Association, Royal College of Chiropractors and British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Joanne completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, where she was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. Her areas of interests included Health Psychology and Neuroscience.
She has worked as a chiropractor locally in Bournemouth, Highcliffe and Lymington, as well as in Surrey and Northern Ireland. In 2013 Joanne opened her own practice, Shelley Manor Chiropractic, Bournemouth. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team of GPs, a massage therapists, podiatrists and an osteopaths.
Joanne is experienced treating patients of all ages from week old babies to active patients in their eighties, and treating patients of all backgrounds from professional athletes with sporting injuries to repetitive strain injuries in workers and postural strains which can occur from spending long hours working at a computer.
At Shelley Manor Chiropractic, Joanne offers a wide range of treatment options to her patients and adapts treatments according to each patients individual needs.
She trained initially in diversified technique and has further studied sacro occipital technique and cranio sacral therapy. Joanne also uses a range of soft tissue techniques. She has completed the British Medical Acupuncture courses and is a registered member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Patient education is of paramount importance at Shelley Manor Chiropractic. As part of the care package patients receive at Shelley Manor Chiropractic patients are prescribed exercises to correct musculoskeletal imbalances and improve treatment outcomes. Joanne has completed musculoskeletal rehabilitation training, under Craig Liebenson and Stuart Magill as well as completing the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) mat-work courses. Further enabling Joanne to put together treatment plans specific to the needs of individual patients.