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JO-ANN WILSON, M.Ed., Director of Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy®

Based in the US, Jo-Ann Wilson, M.Ed., is a world-renowned clinician, author, teacher, researcher, as well as a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist. Jo-Ann's practice includes both horses and human clients and is rich in achievement.

Most recently, Jo-Ann served as Sports Therapist for the US Eventing Team for Horses and Riders at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games winners of the Individual Bronze Olympic Medal. She served Horse and Riders at the 2015 Pan American Game in Toronto Canada, winners of the Team and Individual Gold Medals. She served United States horses and riders at the 2003 Pan Am Games . Jo-Ann served as the sports therapist for horses and riders on the United States Equestrian Team’s 3-Day Eventing team at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia, winners of the Individual Gold and Team Bronze Medals. She has also worked with horses who have competed at multiple World Games, World Cup, and Olympic Games.  Jo-Ann’s work has been featured in major professional and equine publications including Dressage Today, The Chronicle of the Horse, Practical Horseman, and Massage Therapy Journal. 

As the Director of Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy®, Jo-Ann offers a variety of clinical and educational services in the Wilson Meagher Method™ of equine sportsmassage to professionals and non-professionals around the world. She offers online and live workshops for horse owners, riders, trainers, coaches and college students. She also offers continuing education hours and certification programs for massage and physical therapists in the Wilson Meagher Method™.

Jo-Ann was chosen as the only equine sports massage therapist of many clinicians to present educational seminars titled “Sports Massage for the World’s Largest Athlete” at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, Lexington, Kentucky.

Jo-Ann has recently produced the first in a series of dynamic, educational DVD’s entitled, “A Course in Equine Sportsmassage.” The highly acclaimed DVD teaches horse owners and professionals the skills needed to identify, correct and prevent simple muscle tightness to improve range of motion and general performance.

Jo-Ann was a longstanding associate of the late Jack Meagher – the pioneer of Sportsmassage. She co-founded the original Jack Meagher Institute and partnered with Jack to form the Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy® practice. Jo-Ann was the principal investigator of a research grant funded in 1999 by the American Massage Therapy Association Foundation titled "Sportsmassage: The Science of Complete Motion". Jo-Ann Wilson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider

Jo-Ann continues to work with horses competing at the international and local competition level, as well as with horses ridden for pleasure. She treats all breeds and disciplines from dressage to racing, eventing to hunters/jumpers, endurance to driving, as well as western. Her human practice includes athletes, dancers, injury-related work, as well as treatment for common muscular problems that may interfere with daily challenges. She actively collaborates with a team of experts that includes physicians, veterinarians, farriers, acupuncturists, trainers and other practitioners in the industry. She is often seen with her sidekick “Jali” who rides shotgun on Jo-Ann’s driving trips and shares her love for popcorn.

Jo-Ann is available for clinics, teaching engagements, keynote speaking, TV appearances, media interviews and private consultations. Contact Jo-Ann to learn more.

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