Julie Kightlinger, DPT, CMPT | Board Certified Manual Physical Therapist, Site Leader
General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care, LSVT BIG (Parkinson's), Trigger Point Dry Needling, FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations), Manual Therapy
Julie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Julie’s physical therapy training included clinical experiences in skilled nursing, acute care and orthopedic outpatient settings. Her professional area of focus is post-surgical rehabilitation and general orthopedics. She is passionate about providing high quality, individualized care to help our clients improve their lives and return to their favorite activities. Julie plans on expanding her knowledge and experience through attending continuing education courses in manual therapy and sports rehabilitation. Julie is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Julie received with her undergraduate degree in Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and worked as a fisheries biologist for a number of years. In addition to fishing, she enjoys hiking, camping, running, gardening and spending time with her husband and two children.
Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
What I love most about being a physical therapist is when people say to me “it might not seem like much, but I was able to…” Whether it is “standing long enough to make dinner” or “reaching behind their back to tuck in a shirt”, these small improvements add up to meaningful change. I feel lucky to get to spend time with one on one with clients really focusing in on their individual needs, and helping them get back to all the important things in their lives.