Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Senior Instructor, McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program
Instructor, Skills-in-Hand Foundations in Neurofunctional Assessment Instructor, GlobalHealthWorks Neurofunctional Acupuncture
Editor, AcuPoint - newsletter of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association
Julia's academic journey began at the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology and a minor in Rehabilitation Science. Her lifelong involvement in athletics and interest in healthcare then led her to study physiotherapy. Since graduating from the Masters of Physiotherapy program at McMaster University in 2010, Julia has taken post graduate courses in manual therapy, soft tissue release, functional assessment, therapeutic taping and acupuncture/dry needling.
Julia graduated from the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture main program in 2011, and the Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance program in 2014. Committed to continually improving her skills, she attends numerous courses and conferences, including a yearly trip to Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment in Phoenix, AZ with an elite group of practitioners. She is currently a senior instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program, Dr Mike Prebeg's Foundations in Neurofunctional Assessment course, and Dr Dan Wunderlich's Neurofunctional Acupuncture course. She is also a clinical educator with the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program, as well as editor of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association's newsletter, AcuPoint.
Julia enjoys treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and getting them back to the activities they love, whether it be high level competitive sport or working in the backyard garden. She employs manual therapy techniques, specific exercise prescription, and contemporary acupuncture within a neurofunctional framework to accomplish these goals. Julia has participated in medical coverage for figure skating, basketball, and rugby events.
Julia was a competitive figure skater and soccer player in the not-too-distant past. Currently, Julia is an avid rock climber and enjoys running, snowboarding, and practicing yoga