• Highly regarded physiotherapist with more than 20 years' experience.
    On Sydney's Upper North Shore.

Flexible hours to suit our patients over the Christmas / New Year period

Closed for the holidays:

Christmas Day:  Friday 25th December

New Year’s Day:  Friday 31st December


The Department of Health advises

physiotherapy is an essential service.

Are you in pain or discomfort?

Hands-on treatment is often appropriate and necessary.

Social Distancing

Our small home practice is separate from the residence.
No waiting room with other patients.
No receptionist, just our physio, Julie.
Call now for an appointment or to discuss your condition

0431 160 956

Working from Home?

Covid-19 means that many of us are now working from home.

If your work station is not optimal, this will increase the risk of neck or back pain and headaches.

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There are many types of headaches, with different causes and therefore different solutions.

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Some professionals advocate stretching before activity, some claim it can only be beneficial after activity.

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Pre-Pointe Assessment

Dancing en pointe is an aim of most ballet dancers.  It is exciting, but it does put great stress on the dancer’s body – feet, ankles, legs, hips etc.

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Julie has always had an interest in backs and necks, having undergone post-graduate training in manual therapy of the spine and followed this with Clinical Pilates qualifications – applicable to rehabilitation following most musculo-skeletal injuries.

Over the years, she has worked with many sporting teams including Netball, AFL, Soccer and Rugby Union. 

In 2010 Julie began physiotherapy with dancers, working in Macau with the dance show Taboo and some casual work with The House of Dancing Water, both Dragone productions.  

Since returning to Australia in 2016, she has continued furthering her knowledge of dance physiotherapy as well as continuing education in evidence-based physiotherapy. 

Recent professional development has included specific training on the foot and ankle, the hip, shoulder and spine.

Julie Kirkman

Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Sydney 1994



Our aim is to maximise your physical ability and comfort – from sport and dance skill, to mobility and daily tasks.

Joint degeneration, dance / sports injury or back pain, for example, can all interfere with your day-to-day life.

We see a single patient at a time, with a focus on you alone.

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To reduce pain and improve function appropriate muscle retraining and manual therapy are important.  With this in mind, we combine thorough assessment and diagnosis with appropriate manual therapy, individualised exercise prescription and carefully guided participation in activity. 

A Pilates style exercise program may be adopted. 

In many cases it is also important to work closely with medical specialists, GP’s or dance instructors/sports trainers.

Evidence-based Techniques

Using a knowledge of evidence-based techniques, an appropriate approach will minimise the incidence or recurrence of injury or discomfort.


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Dance Injuries

A dancer subjects his or her body to very specific stresses, requiring particular knowledge and care.

Having worked with professional and amateur dancers, dance teachers and dance students, Julie has the understanding and experience for working with these specialised athletes.

Applying knowledge of evidence-based techniques, an appropriate approach will aid recovery and minimise incidence or recurrence of injury or discomfort.

Ballet - Pre-pointe Assessment & Preparation

Why have a pre-pointe assessment?

Dancing en pointe is an aim of most ballet dancers.  It is exciting, but it does put great stress on the dancer’s body – feet, ankles, legs, hips etc. 

If the dancer is physically prepared to progress, the risks are minimal, but it is important to be sure.  An appropriately trained physiotherapist can carry out a very specific assessment, covering strength, core, flexibility and technique. 

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General Physiotherapy

  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Neck pain & headache
  • Pregnancy pain & after-birth recovery
  • Other joint issues
  • Fractures
  • Pre- and Post-surgery management
  • Core strength and control programs including Pilates-style exercising
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Sports Injuries


  • muscle, ligament & tendon damage from a traumatic incident
  • overuse conditions such as tendinopathy and chronic back pain.

A physiotherapist’s role is to assist patients overcome injury and maximise performance.  This requires hands-on therapy combined with education, exercise and a guided return to activity.

Accurate diagnosis and addressing the cause of trouble reduces the chance of recurrence.  This will assist in preventing the development of a “weak ankle” or a “bad back”.

Experienced working with athletes, including:

  • District netball
  • Teenager rugby
  • High school basketball

  • Young adult AFL
  • Over 50’s soccer
  • A variety of golfers, tennis players etc.

31 Todman Avenue
West Pymble

Convenient Upper North Shore location.

Plenty of on-street parking.

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