DO, MOstSc(Paed) Reg. Osteopath CP 13614
Julie has been involved with osteopathy for over 35 years, with vast experience in paediatric osteopathy and the care of women through pregnancy.
Julie regularly sees children of all ages from infancy to school age and on to adolescence. Families discuss a wide variety of problems including feeding and developmental issues, also the musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems of a growing body.
She is in full time practice dividing her week between CBD Health in the heart of the city and her own practice in Randwick, (near to Clovelly & Bondi Junction). As well as caring for women and children she enjoys a wide and varied practice, with cross referral to many other health disciplines, seeing patients for a variety of musculoskeletal problems affecting their wellbeing and general health.
Julie is passionate about helping mother’s to have the opportunity for a healthy pregnancy and optimal birth, assisting their bodies to adapt to the many changes, which occur during pregnancy. Then she sees babies to help them recover from early stresses, which may affect their ongoing development.
Julie qualified with a DO from the British School of Osteopathy in 1982 and practiced in the UK for 10 years before moving to Australia, where she studied for a Masters in Paediatrics at RMIT. After having her own children, she also qualified as a breastfeeding counselor with the Australian Breast Feeding Association (ABA). Volunteering on the ABA help line she brings her knowledge of breastfeeding to her clinical practice.
“I have been fortunate to work with and be taught by many eminent osteopaths involved with the care of children such as: Anne Wales, Viola Frymann, Melicien Tetambel, Jane Carreiro, Susan Turner, Stuart Korth and many others.”
Julie continues extensive postgraduate study & teaches at postgraduate level in osteopathy in the cranial field, osteopathic paediatrics and the care of pregnancy, both locally and internationally. This year she will be traveling less to support her son through the HSC. In November Julie returns to Italy to teach on a Paediatric Masters Program and provide 2 other courses on the care of pregnancy and gentle technique approaches in osteopathic management.
She has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) in the UK; and is an honorary board member of the SCTF in Australia and New Zealand teaching and developing courses each year. Julie teaches with other groups in Australia and New Zealand and runs independent programs in osteopathic paediatrics. She also teaches with the Advanced Osteopathy Institute in Milan and consults to their associated children’s clinics.
Julie is also a member of the Paediatric Clinical Practice Group for Osteopathy Australia, consulting in an advisory role to achieve best practice and education in Osteopathic Paediatrics.
She has 3 children, two of university age and one completing high school. She has wide experience in parenting, education and development, which she brings to her practice, assisting families to manage health and developmental issues.