ABOUT JULIA ŠMIGELSKIS PHYSIOTHERAPY
Julia is a qualified sport physiotherapist with a MSc degree from the University of Cape Town.
After finishing her undergrad in Austria, Julia spent some time working in an Austrian private hospital with a focus on orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. When she returned to South Africa in 2014, she qualified as a neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist, before completing her Masters in exercise and sport physiotherapy in 2021. She is currently a part-time senior lecturer at UCT for the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Julia thoroughly enjoys working with all kinds of orthopaedic patients and has a passion for outdoor and adventure sport. Her special interest is in climbing related physiotherapy, especially assessing and treating finger injuries, but also optimising climbing performance.
A physiotherapy session with Julia has a strong focus on identifying the underlying issue and tailoring a management plan to the individual patient or athlete, with their personal goals at the centre of continuing care.
JULIA ŠMIGELSKIS PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES
A Personal Approach
Putting You First
During the first 60min appointment, we will speak about your reason for coming to physiotherapy and discuss your treatment goals. We will then do a thorough assessment, after which we discuss your management plan.
This session includes treatment and a tailored home exercise program.
Should you require ongoing therapy, these 45min follow-up appointments are for you. During these sessions we will follow and adapt our treatment plan, implementing a number of physiotherapy techniques and exercise interventions to help you reach your goal.