Julie Paul, MScPT Physiotherapist
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Julie grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2013. Julie fell in love with the west coast mountains while on vacation in 2014, and that summer drove to BC to live and work in Vancouver permanently.
Julie is very passionate about human movement and empowering her patients to learn about their bodies, understand their injuries and rehab, and return to their activities. Julie enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, swimming, hiking and backpacking.
Julie’s practice is focused on patients recovering from concussions, complex musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain conditions, and car accidents. Julie works alongside the Tonume healthcare team, and patients’ other practitioners to provide a collaborative approach to rehabilitation.
Julie also offers her services at The Cheerful Pelvis, using her skills alongside pelvic health physiotherapists to help provide trauma-aware care to patients with pelvic health and pain conditions.
CURRENT CLINICAL INTEREST:
Julie’s current clinical focus is using a functional neurology technique called Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
Julie uses P-DTR and other techniques to “map out” the body’s injuries and muscle compensations. Her practice involves learning about all the previous injuries a patient has experienced to help “reset” the injuries from the perspective of the nervous system. This can help with immediate changes in pain and muscle functioning.
When we get injured, our nervous system remembers this, and the area of injury is still “buzzing” with “threat” information to the brain. Our muscles and tissues respond to that previous injury with tightness, joint compression, pain, and muscle weakness to protect us from further injury.
P-DTR is a technique that helps “reset” those “buzzing” areas, by helping the body understand it is safe. This allows muscles to respond normally, and allows the body to build strength and stability in an area through exercise and move towards recovery.
Julie has received her Advanced Level Certification in P-DTR.
Julie is at Tonume Integrated Health on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Contact our reception desk at Tonume to book with Julie, book online, or email Julie directly at email@example.com for more information.
Julie has received certifications and attended a variety of courses including but not limited to:
– Craniosacral Level 1 (2020): helping to downregulate the nervous system with gentle contact on the head, spine and sacrum to help areas release tension and allow joints to move easier;
– Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 1, 2 & 3 course and certification: finding muscle compensation patterns and improving motor control and body awareness;
– Complete Concussion Management Certification (2017): evidence-based course on multisystem, comprehensive, concussion assessment and management;
– Concussion Management Workshop (2016): including vision, balance, and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as post-concussion treatment and manual therapy techniques for the cervical spine (bones of the neck);
– Barefoot Training Summit conference including components of (2016): Animal Flow (variety of core strengthening and bodyweight movements), proprioceptive (body awareness) training, primal movement (reflex-based, developmental movement patterns) and fascial tensioning (to assist with balance, alignment, and foot/ankle stability);
– Primal Movement Chains Workshop (2016): working along fascial chains, rotational muscle patterns and effective force generation to improve stability, performance, and reduce injury;
– Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI): Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration course (2015): manual techniques to assist with regulating the sensory system and integrating automatic reflexes to promote development and treat sensory concerns (http://masgutovamethod.com/about-the-method);