Julie earned a BS in physical therapy and an MS in kinesiology (exercise physiology emphasis) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a doctorate in physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She holds a strength and conditioning specialization CSCS from the NSCA.
She has been practicing in the Madison her entire career, spending most of those 25+ years specializing in a hands-on physical therapy approach. Her special interests include myofascial pain, treating athletes with spinal pain, adolescents with scoliosis and the clinical use of electrical stimulation for pain control and neuromuscular re-education. She served as a faculty associate at UW Madison PT program for 9 years with prior research interests including physiologic effects of TENS. Julie is a Level 1&2 certified provider for trigger point dry needling, and is one of the most experienced in the state. She is a member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
She resides in Fitchburg with her husband and sons. She enjoys Nordic skiing (Birkie 2015), paddle boarding, yoga and competing in triathlon ( IM Florida 2022).