Julie completed both her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry with distinction and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She gained a broad perspective in orthopaedic rehabilitation while practicing physiotherapy in Yellowknife and Indonesia. During this time Julie became interested in pelvic health and, after having two babies of her own, decided to concentrate solely in this area.
Julie’s expertise in the area of pelvic health physiotherapy is supported by her active decision to pursue learning opportunities that will enhance her practice and best serve her patients. During treatment, Julie uses a variety of techniques and methods to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals. Julie is trained in traditional acupuncture, dry needling, myofascial release, pre or post-natal care, and chronic pain. She is also certified to instruct patients in Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™ techniques and enjoys leading group classes.
Julie is passionate about providing a high standard of care and education for all of her patients, including women experiencing pre or post-natal complications, incontinence, or pain with intercourse. She is a strong advocate of movement therapy, engaging patients to play an active role in recovery and health maintenance.
Outside of the clinic, Julie enjoys playing competitive hockey and spending time hiking in the mountains with her family.
In PART TWO let’s discuss what your pelvic floor physiotherapist considers when making an individualized plan with you as you return to movement and exercise.
An individualized assessment by a qualified pelvic floor physiotherapist can help answer your questions and give you an individualized plan based on your needs.
If you are having difficulty using your disc or cup a pelvic floor physiotherapist may be able to help.
A Sometimes un-POOP-ular Topic
When seeking treatment for dyspareunia it is important to find a practitioner who will listen to your concerns and will provide an effective treatment plan.
It is common for women to experience pain or discomfort in the pelvis during pregnancy.
Many patients find it helpful to write down their main concerns and questions before they come in. Your therapist will also ask additional questions may be about bowel/bladder habits, GI concerns, pain, intercourse/sexual activity, physical activity, stress, and sleep.