Julie Paul, MScPT Physiotherapist
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Julie grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree at Brock University.
She then completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2013.
Julie worked as a physiotherapist with CrossFit athletes, physically active adults, and in pediatric private practice in Ontario.
While on vacation in Vancouver in 2014, Julie fell in love with the west coast and shortly after her trip, moved to Vancouver to continue working with both adults and pediatric patients.
Julie is very passionate about helping patients return to the activities they love, empowering them to learn about how to move their bodies efficiently, and understand their injuries, rehab, and treatment plan.
She understands the love for human movement and enjoys participating in many of the sports the west coast has to offer including skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, rowing, windsurfing, swimming, hiking, trail running, and backpacking.
CURRENT CLINICAL INTEREST:
Julie’s practice is focused on patients recovering from musculoskeletal injuries (both acute and chronic), who are motivated to do the rehab to get back to the activities they enjoy.
She also provides trauma-aware care, with significant experience working with all populations recovering from concussions, chronic pain, pelvic health conditions (non-internal), complex injuries and car accidents.
Julie collaborates with patients to help them be involved in their rehabilitation plan, including organizing the frequency and volume of treatments that work best for their needs.
CLINICAL TECHNIQUE: FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY
Julie’s main practice tool is using functional neurology, including a technique called Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR).
After any injury, our nervous system remembers behaviours we used to protect ourselves, and keeps the area of injury “buzzing” with “threat” information to the brain.
Our muscles and tissues respond with tightness, joint compression, pain, and muscle weakness that eventually contribute to symptoms of pain and joint restriction.
Functional neurology “resets” the high priority “buzzing” injury sites from the perspective of the nervous system
This can cause immediate changes in pain, movement, and muscle functioning.
Then, as the brain allows muscles to respond normally, the patient can build strength and stability with exercise rehab, to move towards recovery.
Julie has received her Advanced Level Certification in P-DTR.
Julie is at Tonume 5 days/week, Monday to Friday.
Contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators 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;
– 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;
– Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 1, 2 & 3 course and certification: finding muscle compensation patterns and improving motor control and body awareness;
– Primitive, Dynamic, and Postural Reflex Integration course through the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (MNRI) (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)