Julie Kirkman

Senior Physiotherapist

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Julie is a highly regarded physiotherapist with more than 20 years’ experience, having graduated with Honours from Sydney University in 2004. In 2010, she began physiotherapy with dancers, working in Macau with Taboo and some casual time with The House of Dancing Water. Since returning to Australia in 2016, Julie has continued furthering her knowledge of dance physiotherapy as well as developing an interest in pelvic pain during pregnancy and exercise during and after pregnancy. She has always had an interest in backs and necks, having undergone training in manual therapy of the spine and followed this with Clinical Pilates – applicable to rehabilitation following most musculo-skeletal injuries. Over the years, Julie has worked with many sporting teams including Netball, AFL, Soccer and Rugby Union.

Julie believes that a physiotherapist’s role is to assist patients in maximising their capabilities in dance, sport, and acts of daily living. This requires hands-on physiotherapy combined with education, exercise and carefully guided participation in activity. In addition, using her knowledge of evidence-based
techniques, an appropriate approach will minimise the incidence or recurrence of injury or discomfort.