JULIA RAPTIS (ESPOSITO)

Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2011 and is currently studying her post graduate studies in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

After working in private practice for many years, Julia developed a passion for women’s and men’s health physiotherapy and particularly enjoys treating pre- and postnatal women. This passion empowered Julia to commence her post graduate studies in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy (completes in 2019) where she has learnt to help women (and men) across their different life stages. She conducts post-natal physiotherapy educational sessions to the local mother’s groups and she runs daily mum’s and bubs clinical exercise classes. She is a strong advocate for promoting women’s health and helping new mum’s to return to sport and exercise postpartum.

Prior to commencing her post graduate studies she has obtained extensive experience assessing and treating acute and chronic pain, trauma, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal patients working as a senior physiotherapist in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, she has completed training in Clinical Pilates (DMA), dry needling (APA), shoulder rehabilitation and chronic pain management.

Julia created and presented at the Australian Pain Society Conference (Brisbane 2015) a pilot study which researched the benefits of clinical pilates involving orthopaedic patients. She was also involved in hosting and content creation for multiple episodes of “Move it or lose it” which aired on channel 31 and she is a regular writer for the Jenny Craig wellness hub website. She is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Continence Foundation Australia (Victorian Branch).

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julia@portmelbournephysio.com.au

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