Julia Dawson

Julia DawsonJulia graduated from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy, Wakefield in 1989. Her early employment was at the university hospital of Wales (uhw), Cardiff where she rotated around all aspects of physiotherapy for three years. Julia has a particular interest in neuro rehabilitation at that time, UHW had a specialist acute neurology unit where she gained a lot of experience in treating head injuries and strokes. Julia felt that her skills lay with the rehabilitation side of physiotherapy.

In 1994 Julia travelled to Michigan, USA and worked in rehabilitation hospital in Southfield, Michigan on the outskirts of Detroit. Julia worked at this hospital for two years and became head of the outpatient department. Julia felt she gained a lot of experience in all aspects of outpatient and neurological conditions and dealing with a private healthcare system.

In 1996 she felt that she wanted to improve her skills further into musculoskeletal conditions and move to Chelsea, Michigan to a sports injuries clinic. Julia developed her skills in soft tissue techniques, i.e. muscle energy, myofascial release and exercise therapy.

In 1998 Julia returned to the UK and joining a physiotherapy agency working as a locum in Bideford, Devon and Bupa hospital at Gatwick.

Julia decided to go self employed in 1999 and joined Stourbridge physiotherapy practice and also worked in clinics in Studley Alcester and Stratford. Julia started her Acupuncture training in 2000 and enjoys this aspect of physiotherapy particularly trigger point Acupuncture. Julia firmly believes in the hands on approach to treatment which is why she enjoys working at Stourbridge physiotherapy practice.

In Julia’s leisure time she is very busy bringing up her two daughters with her partner. Julia loves playing golf and would love to improve on her seventeen handicap, she also enjoys swimming and zumba.