Joy Jeganathan Exercise Physiologist-2

Get to know your NDIS exercise physiologist, Joy Jeganathan

We’ve asked our kind and very lovely exercise physiologist, Joy, a couple of questions so that you can get to know her!


Why did you become an exercise physiologist?

I became an exercise physiologist as I am passionate about educating and helping people via exercise overcome or manage specific health conditions that limit them on a day-to-day basis, so that they are able to lead more independent and active lifestyles.

What has led to your passion for disability?

I wanted to expand my horizons, as a reasonably new clinician, in as many different sectors of health as possible as I hope to be a clinician that can service a wider and more diverse community. I believe that everyone deserves to have the same accessibility and education regarding the positive impact that exercise can have on their health and wellbeing.  

Do you have a memorable experience of assisting a client to achieve their goals that you’d like to share?

Mrs P was a previous cardiac patient of mine in my previous role within the cardiac rehabilitation department at a hospital. She had had open heart surgery 3 weeks prior to my initial appointment with her and was quite fear avoidant of being in a gym and using gym-based equipment, as she had no prior exposure to being in that type of environment. During the initial appointment she had mentioned that one of her goals was to be able to walk on the treadmill as she was recently gifted a second-hand treadmill from a family member. The first two weeks of the program was spent mimicking movements and exercises that reflected the treadmill and as she began to feel confident in her ability to exercise in a gym environment, she successfully used the treadmill to complete her exercise!


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend time with family and friends, play music, read, watch movies and remain active at the gym or participate in other recreational activities like walking, running, cycling and swimming etc.


What is your favourite sport or physical activity?

Dancing, soccer, track and field or swimming!


In another life, if you weren’t an exercise physiologist, what do you think you’d be doing?

I think I would be a dancer, singer, athlete or wedding planner.


What is one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you? Do you have a hidden talent?

I can tap dance and play a little bit of music! I can memorise car logos really well.


What is your favourite movie, book and holiday?

Movie: The proposal

Book: Any romance/comedy novel

Holiday: Port Dickson in Malaysia



Thanks so much to Joy for sharing more about herself and her reason for working in disability with our community!! We hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know her! If you’d like to arrange services with Joy or another of our therapists, please contact us today!

Contact Us

Joy Jeganathan provides Active Ability’s exercise physiology services in Sydney. Specifically, you will find her in or around Cherrybrook, Dural, Galston, Hornsby, Berowra, St Ives, Terrey Hills, Pymble, Beecroft and Wahroonga.