I studied BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in Leeds, qualifying in 2005 and later trained in Sport & Remedial Massage and Pilates. Over the years I have worked in a number of healthcare settings to develop my knowledge and practice to work effectively on a wide variety of problems and issues.

Continued learning is a vital part of being a Physiotherapist and I constantly add to, amend and improve my practice with further training, courses and via the available research and evidence around Physiotherapy, massage and Pilates. I also have a qualification in counselling (HGDip) and have worked in a counselling capacity in an NHS mental health setting and with young offenders.

My ultimate aim is to provide a personal, knowledgeable and professional treatment experience which is holistic and tailored to work with, and suit, you.


On a personal note...

I moved to Hebden Bridge in 2010 and set-up in private practice here shortly after my son was born. I’m a keen sports person, fitting in running, cycling and strength training (as best I can!) around work and childcare. Historically I have run, climbed, mountaineered, cycled both on and off-road and cycle toured all over the UK and Europe. I also dinghy sail and can occasionally be spotted playing violin at local music events.




"I went to Calder Massage for a general M.O.T. on my back and shoulders, and to see if I could find out why my hip was so tight and sore. Julie spent considerable time loosening the knotted muscles in my shoulders and found the route cause of the hip problem straight away. She taught me stretches to maintain hip flexibility, and massaged the affected muscle until it felt much looser. The whole session was really relaxed and I left feeling rejuvenated. The best massage I've had."