Julie Porteous currently works and lives in the Highland town of Aviemore 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 and has Chartered status via The Health and Care Professions Council.
Strength & Conditioning
Using a combination of body weight and free weight based exercise strength and conditioning 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.
Online physiotherapy sessions
During the unprecedented times that the world finds itself as a result of Covid-19, face to face clinical sessions are no longer able to go ahead due to patient safety.
However, Julie appreciates that a large number of patients find themselves with painful injuries that they are unsure how to manage and anxious that they cannot access a physio, as a result Julie is delighted to now be able to offer online physiotherapy sessions. These have been running for a number of weeks and are proving very valuable in allowing patients to continue with rehabilitation progression and receive the level of support required to get through injury.
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.