Julie Porteous currently works and lives in the Highland town of Boat of Garten from where she runs Highland Physiotherapy. She enjoys an active lifestyle of skiing, mountain biking, open water swimming, paddle boarding and hill walking.
From this fantastic base she is able to travel easily to two main Physiotherapy clinics across the area, including: Dalfaber Golf and Country Club in Aviemore and The Centre for Complementary Therapies in Inverness. Flexible clinic appointments are available.
Julie is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Physio First and The Health and Care Professions Council.
Strength & Conditioning
Using a combination of body weight and free weight based exercises can get you strong and balanced enough to prevent future injury.
Julie regularly uses gym balls, thera-bands and wobble cushions which can offer balance re-education. Plus they are a fun and enjoyable way to recover from injury.
As much as Physiotherapy is an exercise based profession, hands on treatment is often necessary to assist in pain management and to build confidence with the injured tissues.
Water therapy can be very effective for early non-weight bearing rehabilitation.
Face to face and virtual physiotherapy
In keeping with Scottish government and my professional bodies guidance, Highland Physiotherapy is now able to offer some face to face appointments. This is in no way back to a normal clinic, with a virtual first process being the recommended option. For patients who are shielding (or live with someone who has shielded) plus anyone who is experiencing Covid-19 symptoms I will not be able to see you face to face, with a virtual appointment being offered as an alternative.
International classification training
In Jan of 2020 Julie was given the fantastic opportunity to travel to Milton in Canada to attend the world para track cycling championships to train as an international classifier. Julie travelled out with 2 other members of the British cycling classification team, this was a fantastic opportunity to progress Julie's clinical knowledge and meet other classifiers from all over the world.