Julianne Pegler is a Physiotherapist who has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for 15 years and is currently employed by the Orthopaedic Department as a Senior Clinician Advanced Practice Physiotherapist.
Julianne and her colleagues are responsible for the Physiotherapist-led Paediatric Orthopaedic Assessment Clinic (OAC), this includes Scoliosis, Club foot, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Casting and General Orthopaedics. She studied at the University of Melbourne and has advanced degrees in Physiotherapy, Public Health, and Post Graduate Specialist Certificate in Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy. Julianne has been employed by the University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University, participating in research, clinical supervision and lecturing in Physiotherapy and has written resource materials for The Raising Children Australian Parenting website and The Royal Women’s Hospital. She worked in neonatal ICU at the Royal Women’s Hospital in 2015 and 2016.
Julianne is a strong advocate for her patients, their families and her profession. She was previously National Chair of Paediatrics of the Australian Physiotherapy Association from 2014-2018 and she continues to provide support, mentoring and advice to Physiotherapists, midwives and maternal and child health nurses around Australia.