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November 20, 2020 57 min

Today's interview is with Julie Ann Day (Platypus Award) who has walked the professional 'road less travelled';

  • studying yoga in India after completing her diploma
  • completing her degree 35 years later in a foreign language 
  • for a first job, worked in a 5 star hotel that specialised in mud therapy and
  • has a nuanced opinion of how manual therapy fits within physiotherapy
  • Biography
    Julie is originally from Adelaide, where she trained as a physiotherapist, qualifying in 1977. Julie has been living and working in Padova, Italy since 1984. In 1998 she began studying Fascial Manipulation with Luigi Stecco, the Italian physiotherapist who developed this method. Julie has since translated three texts on this subject from Italian to English (‘Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Pain’, 2004; ‘Fascial Manipulation - Practical Part’, 2009; ‘Fascial Manipulation for Internal Dysfunctions’, 2013).

    An authorised teacher of Fascial Manipulation since 2002, Julie has taught Level I & Level II courses of Fascial Manipulation in Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Poland, Finland, Denmark, and Australia, as well as presenting numerous workshops and presentations on this subject at International conferences. She is also one of the founding members of the AMF (Asssociazione Manipolazione Fasciale) and currently holds the position of Teachers’ representative on the AMF’s Executive Council.

    Podcast Mentions
    Julies' edited book of case studies
    called Fascial Manipulation-Stecco method: The practitioner’s perspective

    Calsius, J., et al. 2016. Touching the Lived Body in Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms. How an Integration of Hands-on Bodywork and Body Awareness in Psychotherapy may Help People with Alexithymia.  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00253

    Day, J. 2011. From clinical experience to a model for the human fascial system. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.01.003

    Research Bullet
    Provided by Lawrence Steinbeck, USA Physiotherapist with his experience incorporating pragmatic clinical research into day to day clinical practice.

    Learn from Julie & APP Education:

    Fascial Manipulation
    Powerful technique for manual therapists wanting to understand and treat the fascial system

    AAP Education
    AAP Education provides F2F and online education for aspiring health professionals

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