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Joanne Blakeley


Joanne Blakeley
Case Manager
North of England

Joanne graduated from the University of Manchester in 2004 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She commenced her career in physiotherapy in Boston Hospital in 2004 where she undertook all core rotations as a band 5 physiotherapist. During her training as a physiotherapist, Joanne worked in a young disabled unit between 2002-2004 as a support worker, her main role was working with ABI and TBI clients with challenging behaviours.

In 2006 Joanne moved back to Yorkshire where she became a band 6 physiotherapist working in both acute and community settings with clients with a range of conditions including acquired brain injury. She was able to increase her neurological experience working in the Long-term Conditions community team for 12 months and the community setting for acute services for 12 months. Here she increased her knowledge in equipment provision and underwent blurred boundary working with the occupational therapists and speech and language therapists allowing her to widen her clinical knowledge and undertook blurred boundary working such as swallowing assessments and equipment provision.

Joanne then secured a clinical lead role within the critical care team, working with burns patients, spinal injuries patients, multi trauma orthopaedic patients and children in the acute setting. In this role Joanne provided training for the York Respiratory course in the area of spinal injuries which taught significant emergency and maintenance skills to qualified physiotherapists, ensuring the respiratory function of spinal injuries patients was maintained.


Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Membership Number 71071
HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
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