Julie Porteous currently works and lives in the Highland town of Boat of Garten from where she has run Highland Physiotherapy since 2011. From this fantastic base she works Monday - Friday at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club near the centre of Aviemore.
In addition to her daily clinics Julie is heavily involved in Paralympic sports; she was at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games were she worked as an international classifier with the UCI, she works with British Cycling as an international paralympic classifier and the Invictus Games Foundation as a categoriser. This role involves assessing athletes to ensure they are in the correct sport class to compete according to the impact of their impairment. Julie is also a physiotherapist for the New Zealand paralympic ski team.
Throughout her career Julie has worked within a variety of diverse of other settings including:
- Field of play physiotherapist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
- Trainer with the Lucky 2b Here charity
- Physiotherapist for Newtonmore shinty team for 10 seasons
- Physiotherapist for the Scottish U16 girls and U18 boys hockey teams
- Medical educator with world rugby and physiotherapist with Scottish rugby.
Post graduate training has included Strength and Conditioning, Acupuncture, Kinesiology taping and she 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.
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 various companies providing medical assistance at major sporting events and during the winter she works on Ski Patrol at the Lecht ski resort.
In addition, Julie was been invited to join the Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute (WEMSI) faculty teaching team in Scotland in 2013, where she is responsible for educating students about the pre-hospital management of Orthopaedic Injuries.
Personally Julie enjoys an active lifestyle of ski mountaineering, mountain biking, open water swimming, paddle boarding and hill walking.