Julie Pham graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine with honours at The University of Western Australia, an advanced degree tailored to equip its students with comprehensive medical training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.
Julie has a strong passion for lower limb paediatric conditions and she pursued her honours research project in clubfoot, a debilitating deformity where infants are born with their feet twisted inwards. She continues to be involved in treating the condition where it is most prevalent by liasing with orthopedic surgeons at Da Nang Hospital to reach those from disadvantaged provinces in Vietnam. Julie is also employed with Disability Services Commission where she assists children affected with intellectual disability such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy with walking and development.
As a member of Sports Medicine Australia, Julie is continuously upskilling her interests in sports podiatry and biomechanics. She enjoys performing nail surgery and managing at-risk feet. Her group presented at the 2010 State Podiatry Conference on their research relating to proper detection of vascular insufficiency in the lower limb and currently is in the process of becoming published.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys staying active by participating in triathlons and surfing on the weekends. Her background in gymnastics makes her conscientious and ambitious. She is currently enrolled in further university studies in physiotherapy which she hopes to integrate with podiatry. Julie enjoys travelling as well as spending time with friends and family.