15 Jul 2020

A Physio in Ethiopia - Julie Sprigg

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 15 July 2020
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West Australian physiotherapist Julie Sprigg has captured her experiences working as a physio in the slums of Ethiopia in an extraordinary work of narrative non-fiction. Here Julie worked with children with disabilities in a convent clinic, and at a university hospital, teaching on the country's first physiotherapy degree. Each chapter features a different child patient, some who walk home from hospital after life-threatening illnesses, others are not so lucky.  Julie's book is called Small Steps - A Physio in Ethiopia.  It's her first book, which was shortlisted for 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Julie joins Kathryn from Perth.