Joanna Hermano, Physiotherapist and Counsellor

Joanna Hermano, Physiotherapist and Counsellor "Healing lives with holistic, compassionate care" ABOUT JOANNA HERMANO, PT, AC: I hold an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Therapy, a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy, and a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology.

I have also pursued various continuing education courses to further my skills in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as to explore the mind-body connection to healing. I am a proud mom and enjoy travel, yoga, playing piano and singing, growing veggies in my back yard, hiking with my labradoodle Ziggy, and camping with my family. COUNSELLING SERVICES: (to book a counselling session, please e-mail me directly at [email protected]) I am here to listen to you, to truly hear you, and to remain open-minded and curious. You can bring all aspects of yourself and your struggles to the session and will be met with compassion and empathy. I aim to support and encourage you, and to challenge you where appropriate. And my wish is that you may gain valuable awareness, experience a new perspective, and/or experience meaningful positive change in your life. If any of the following descriptions apply to your life, then you could benefit from therapeutic counselling: • feeling stuck, lacking joy, or unsatisfied with aspects of yourself or your life • relationship difficulties or feeling disconnected from others • stressed, anxious or overwhelmed • grieving a loss of any kind or dealing with a life transition • out of alignment with your life purpose • longstanding physical pain that has not responded to treatments • interest in personal growth and broadening your self-awareness I truly believe that we all have the ability to heal, and enjoy helping my clients realize this potential. I currently offer therapeutic counselling sessions in an online format only. This allows you to experience the benefits of counselling from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere in the world. PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES: (to book a physio session, please call Thrive Physio at 905-524-0000) I currently provide physio services on a part-time basis at Thrive Physio. Sessions are always one-on-one for the entire session. I love helping my clients break through barriers to achieve new levels of well-being and quality of life, particularly those living with pain or physical dysfunction associated with the following conditions: • fibromyalgia • back pain • neck pain with or without headaches • stress • postural issues • chronic pain syndromes • arthritis and degenerative joint conditions • repetitive strain injuries • sciatic pain • and more I integrate both traditional and alternative interventions such as manual therapy for joints and soft tissues, rehabilitative exercise, therapeutic taping, modalities, acupuncture, stress-reduction techniques and client education to create my own unique style of care addressing the whole person; body, mind and spirit. BOOKING AND CONTACT: To book an online counselling session, please e-mail me directly at [email protected]. To book a physio session, please call Thrive Physio at 905-524-0000. Thank you!

Operating as usual

Hello everyone, Hoping you are all safe and healthy, and that you are coping well during this unusual time. Some have as...
05/03/2020

Hello everyone,

Hoping you are all safe and healthy, and that you are coping well during this unusual time.

Some have asked me when I will get back to my practice again, and I want to provide as thorough an answer as possible.

I have made a decision to put my practice on hold for a while longer. At this point in my life, I feel the desire to continue devoting my time, energy and focus to my family. It is important to me to be as present for my children as I can during these precious years while they are still young. Also, due to some regulation changes in Ontario with respect to the profession of counselling, I will need some time to think about how to recalibrate and adjust my approach. I absolutely love my work and helping bring about positive change in people's lives, both in the realms of physiotherapy and counselling, and I look forward to the time when I can shift my focus back to that again. I will certainly keep you updated once I am ready to get things rolling again. :)

So, with all of this in mind, I am going to minimize my use of social media for now, and won't be actively posting on here for a while. But I will keep the page open, so feel free to message me if you would like to connect.

Love and blessings to all,
Joanna

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Absolutely true. And the same goes for grown-ups too. :)
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Absolutely true. And the same goes for grown-ups too. :)

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I attended a wonderful workshop yesterday on Trauma Informed Practice. One key point that I'd like to share here is this...
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I attended a wonderful workshop yesterday on Trauma Informed Practice. One key point that I'd like to share here is this:
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Well said ❤️
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Well said ❤️

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Breathing Space Counselling

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Power to the peaceful!

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This does not only apply to children, but adults too. This is what counselling therapy is all about.

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Loved this and had to share ;)
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Loved this and had to share ;)

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It's a skill we can all learn to do to improve our relationships.
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It's a skill we can all learn to do to improve our relationships.

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And that's where the real healing begins. ❤️
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And that's where the real healing begins. ❤️

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
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College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

May is #NationalPhysiotherapyMonth!

#Physiotherapy can help you recover from an existing injury, manage an existing condition or prevent an injury from happening. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ZN1EJk

Canadian Physiotherapy Association/Association canadienne de physiothérapie

I love this definition of boundaries.
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I love this definition of boundaries.

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TED

An honest look at how we grieve. Beautifully said.

"A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. Yes, they're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."

Read our newest TED Book, “The Hot Young Widows Club,” a wise and humorous guide for anyone going through a challenging time: go.ted.com/widowsclub

Yes!
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Yes!

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We are connected in more ways than we think. ❤️

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Truth. ❤️Happy International Women's Day. May we inspire, love, and lift each other up, always.
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Truth. ❤️
Happy International Women's Day. May we inspire, love, and lift each other up, always.

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Truth.
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Truth.

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A cute reminder that we have so much to be grateful for. :)
Check out this Brock University lecture series on racism in healthcare, which is in memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, the student who was killed in Hamilton in December 2017 while protecting an elderly man from being harassed. The lectures are free and open to the public.
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