Julia is a Physiotherapist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a proud Xaverian, receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, before going on to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2008. While completing her physiotherapy degree, she travelled to Glasgow, Scotland to learn from private and public sector physiotherapists during clinical placements.
Julia currently works with an incredible multi-disciplinary team of therapists out of the Caldwell Health Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where she enjoys treating local recreational and high performance athletes, as well as the weekend warrior. Her treatment style focuses on assessment, education, movement and exercise, incorporating a variety of techniques such as taping, IASTM and dry needling. She thrives on empowering and motivating her clients to feel and move better.
Outside of the clinic, Julia has worked for high school football teams, as well as local and provincial rugby teams. She enjoys volunteering her time and skill set, and has volunteered as a physiotherapist at a variety of sporting events, including the Pan Am Canoe Kayak Championships, the Bluenose Marathon, and long track speed skating at Canada Games, among others.
Julia is passionate about learning, and has taken continuing education courses in exercise prescription, running injury treatment and prevention, acupuncture, dry needling, gait analysis and more. Julia loves the varied opportunities that physiotherapy provides, and has completed a Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has designed and taught courses for equestrian athletes.
Julia is an outdoor enthusiast who is always up for a new adventure. When not traveling, she stays active on the Frisbee field, seeking out new areas to hike, running and stand up paddle boarding.