JULIA RAPTIS (ESPOSITO)
Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2011 and completed her postgraduate qualifications in Pelvic floor and continence Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2019.
After working in private practice for many years, Julia developed a passion for women’s and men’s health physiotherapy and particularly enjoys treating ante and postnatal women. Julia’s post graduate studies in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy has enabled her to help women and men across their different life stages. She enjoys working with pregnant women and has a particular interest in helping women who are experiencing complicated pregnancies. She conducts post-natal physiotherapy educational sessions to the local mother’s groups and she runs daily mum’s and bubs clinical exercise classes. She is a strong advocate for promoting women’s health and helping new mum’s to return to sport and exercise postpartum.
In addition to this, she enjoys helping women who are experiencing incontinence issues, pelvic pain, perineal birth trauma, mastitis and abdominal muscle separation (DRAM) concerns. Julia also works with men pre and post prostatectomy surgery to teach them how to activate and exercise their pelvic floor muscles.
Prior to commencing her post graduate studies she obtained extensive experience assessing and treating acute and chronic pain, trauma, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal patients working as a senior physiotherapist in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, she has completed training in Clinical Pilates (DMA), dry needling (APA), shoulder rehabilitation and chronic pain management.
Julia created and presented at the Australian Pain Society Conference (Brisbane 2015) a pilot study which researched the benefits of clinical pilates involving orthopaedic patients. She was also involved in hosting and content creation for multiple episodes of “Move it or lose it” which aired on channel 31. She is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.