NAPHL Health Hub Our team Occupational Therapist - Julie Bowthorpe | Cairns Location: Cairns Julie is an accredited Occupational Therapist with a passion for supporting people to improve their quality of life. Julie has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from James Cook University. Her areas of special interest are in equipment prescription and home modifications. Julie gets the most job satisfaction from improving a person’s quality of life through modifying their environment, teaching them new skills or providing equipment that assists them to engage more successfully in the world around them. She has a strong commitment to developing a good rapport and working relationship with a client, their families and support coordinators. Listening to and respecting a client and their goals is at the core of her values, and her practice is centred around providing caring and compassionate service that meets her client’s goals and expectations. Julie says she is passionate about making sure clients feel like they are in the driver’s seat when it comes to decisions about their health, function and wellbeing. Wherever possible, she ensures clients are given choices and are well educated about the relevant pros and cons of her recommendations and how these relate to their current and future functional capacity.