About Highland Physiotherapy

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.

skiingSince specialising in the Musculoskeletal field she has worked within a variety of diverse settings including: as a National Classifier with British Cycling; medical educator with World Rugby; physiotherapist with Scottish Rugby; at the World Team Badminton Championships; with the Scottish U16 female and U18 male hockey teams and at numerous adventure endurance races. Julie was also part of the medical team invited to be a Field of Play Physiotherapist at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, where she worked in the sports of track cycling, boxing and Badminton at the Emirates arena.

Julie has spent a significant amount of time working in private practices abroad, including destinations in Switzerland and New Zealand. In this time she encountered acute injuries from many different sports. During these roles there was a pressure for her to return patients to their normal as quickly as possible, consequently she has developed a large amount of experience in clinical decision making, the ability to communicate with fellow health professionals and design individual rehabilitation programmes, based on what the patient is hoping to achieve.

Julie has also completed significant post graduate training including Strength and Conditioning, Acupuncture, Kinesiology taping and is working towards a masters in Orthopaedic Medicine. She also regularly attends courses and conferences to ensure her clinical skills are of the highest quality.

ski-patrolJulie is the Physiotherapist and pitch side medic with the current Scottish Shinty Champions – Newtonmore, were she is responsible for returning injured players to the pitch as quickly as possible, and designing strength and conditioning programmes to prevent injuries occuring in the first instance. Julie is a fully qualified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), which allows her to manage any serious injury in the pre-hospital environment. During the summer months she uses this WEMT qualification by working with the Prometheus AlphaMed team providing medical assistance at major sporting events and during the winter she works on Ski Patrol at the Lecht ski resort.

In addition, Julie has also been invited to join the Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute (WEMSI) faculty teaching team in Scotland, where she is responsible for educating students about pre-hospital management of Orthopaedic Injuries.

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