Julie Rudkin

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MSc MCSP Grad Dip Phys Dip TP Cert Ed

Chartered Physiotherapist

With over 40 years of experience, Julie has seen it all. What is remarkable is that time has not diminished her love of treating people and her enthusiasm for Physiotherapy. As with all the best clinicians, she has evolved her practice and embraced new, effective innovations. However, this is not at the expense of sound clinical assessment and reasoning to give the best diagnosis, treatment and care for her patients.

Julie is best at diagnosing, often seeing the details that perhaps others have overlooked. Her ability to know the exact nature of spinal issues, discs or joint is uncanny. The management of knee and hip arthritis through manual therapy and hydrotherapy is known to be a potent combination, but in Julie’s hands, the results are remarkable. Further, her caring nature sees her loved by older and younger patients alike and she always instils trust in her and her treatment and advice.

Julie qualified from the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1978. After passing her MACP exams specialising in manual therapy Julie worked as a lecturer at The Middlesex School of Physiotherapy and as a clinical tutor for the MACP. She graduated from Kings College, London with an MSc in Human and Applied Physiology and has lectured on the MSC musculoskeletal course at University College Hospital.

Julie has worked in all fields of physiotherapy. While she was in London she worked at the Princess Grace Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital and Harley Street Clinic and London Clinic gaining a large experience in postoperative orthopaedic patients and cardiothoracic patients. During her time at the Middlesex Hospital, she developed her clinical status in Hydrotherapy and outpatients and worked in all rotations on the wards covering all aspects of physiotherapy.

Recently she has developed her clinical interest in spinal problems treating neck and back patients working closely with local orthopaedic surgeons. She has a special interest in adolescent injuries, all sports injuries especially skiing, riding, rugby and cricket and spends a large part of her caseload assessing patients and referring them if necessary to orthopaedic consultants. She has a special interest in postoperative orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation and lower limb injuries. She works closely with Pilates Instructor Tina Sheridan and Podiatrist Karen French who worked at the clinic when it was at East Haddon.

Julie ran the Haddon Physiotherapy clinic for many years but in 2016 merged with WPB. Julie now works from both Moulton College and 56 Billing Road.

When not at work Julie loves shouting for Northampton Saints from the terraces as well as visiting her beloved Norfolk.