Justine graduated from James Cook University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She spent her first year at the Townsville Hospital completing her rotations in medical/surgical, intensive care and musculoskeletal outpatients and fracture clinics. It was in her last rotation that Justine developed a love for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and soon moved into private practice. She spent several years working for Sportsmed NQ before giving birth to her little boy.
Justine returned to physiotherapy within the occupational health area and enjoyed expanding her skills in pre-employment screening, return to work injury management and functional capacity assessments for the mining sector. In the recent few years, Justine has shifted her passion into clinical education and treatment of chronic and complex musculoskeletal conditions and continues to keep close ties with James Cook University by tutoring physiotherapy undergraduates.
Justine has undertaken further studies in cervical spine, Western Acupuncture and dry needling, Occupational Health and Advanced Clinical Supervision. Justine works between both Park Haven and Northshore clinics and has a passion for treating the neck, temporomandibular conditions, chronic pain, hydrotherapy, occupational health and return to work injury management.
Justine places emphasis on education and support of patients through their journey. She also enjoys helping them to explore alternative treatment options to optimise rehabilitation. Townsville has been home for Justine, however she has spent a few years in England travelling, visiting her family and exploring her English roots. She loves culture and listening to clients’ stories, places travelled and life experiences – good or bad. She also loves a good chat!