T: 10:00 - 15:30
After graduating with a BSC Physiotherapy and completing her community service in 2014, Julia devoted herself to paediatrics as a special interest and passion. She worked briefly for a private practice seeing children with respiratory illnesses, developmental delays, and neurological impairments, followed by two years at Eros School where she provided therapy to children with an array of congenital and genetic conditions. It was during her time at Eros that she completed her Bobath-Neurodevelopmental training, and her love for working with children with Cerebral Palsy grew. In 2016 Julia gave birth to her first child, which further entrenched her dedication to paediatrics, and spurred her growing enthusiasm for mother and child wellness. Becoming a mother inspired her to become a strong advocate for mothers and children, and she hopes to empower women to make informed choices about the healthcare of themselves and their babies. While on maternity leave in 2017, she furthered her knowledge and skills by beginning a postgraduate certification offered by the Women’s Health Special Interest group of SA. Thereafter she volunteered at both Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospital in their Female Continence clinics. She also recently completed an ante- and post-natal Pilates certification as well as a breastfeeding education course to better advise mothers who seek help with breastfeeding challenges. In the near future, Julia hopes to complete additional modules in women's health postgraduate training to further expand her skills and continue the all-important work of supporting children and mothers in both pre- and post-natal stages.