Joy received her physiotherapy degree from the University of Toronto in 1987. After working and traveling for several years, she started her post-graduate work in Orthopedics. In 1993 she successfully challenged the Canadian Orthopedic Part A Manual Therapy Exam and is a resident of the Canadian Academy of Manual/Manipulative Therapists (RCAMT).
She started her hand therapy focus in 1996 when she opened a hand therapy practice in her home. In 1999 she obtained her Certified Hand Therapist designation and since this time has treated hand injuries exclusively.
She has been the vice president of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists and the chair of marketing and promotions and executive program committee member for the 4th congress of the International Federation of the Societies for Hand Therapy.
She is a level 1 member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Therapy Division. She is very active in volunteer sports and has covered numerous BC summer and winter games, the Canada Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver.
Joy has a special interest in traumatic hand injuries and more specifically, tendon lacerations, multiple fractures/crush injuries and finger and hand replantations.
She currently owns and manages two private hand clinics in the lower mainland.