Joanne Smith

Certified Hand Therapist


Joanne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1982. In 1991, she was one of the first therapists in Vancouver to receive her Hand Therapy Certification. Her clinical work focuses on elbow, forearm and hand injuries, ranging from post-operative rehabilitation to treating repetitive stress injuries. Her professional passions include fabricating custom splints and treating the stiff hand while constantly learning new techniques to add to her therapy ‘toolbox’. Recreationally, she enjoys hiking, riding her tandem bicycle with her husband, listening to opera, doing international home exchanges and spending time with her family and close friends.