About Us

Julie Porteous currently works and lives in the Highland village 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 Julie is able to travel easily to two main Physiotherapy clinics across the area, including: The Centre for Complementary Therapies in Inverness, and Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, Aviemore. Flexible clinic appointments are available. Julie is fully registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and The Health and Care Professions Council.

 

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Since specialising in the Musculoskeletal field Julie has worked within a variety of diverse settings including: as a Paralympic Classififer 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 Velodrome and at the 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 this role there was a pressure for Julie to return patients to the outdoors as quickly as possible, these skills ensured quick decision making skills and accurate rehabilitation programmes. Julie has also completed significant post graduate training including Strength and Conditioning, Acupuncture and Kinesiology taping and is working towards a masters in Orthopaedic Medicine.

Julie is also 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 Julie 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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