Julie Baron, PT, DPT, CSCS joined the PHENIX team in May 2016. She completed her undergraduate studies at Colby College in 2005 where she focused on Biological Sciences and surviving the Maine winters. Julie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her professional training she was recognized with multiple awards for excellence in academics, research, leadership and community service. Her most recent professional accreditation came in 2012, with her certification in strength and conditioning. After starting her career in New Jersey, Julie relocated to Washington in 2012, taking a position at Proliance Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation where she delivered high quality care for over four years.
Julie’s treatment philosophy focuses on a personalized synergistic approach, applying evidence-based treatment programs, which are aligned with the specific needs and goals of each patient and their health care team. She believes this approach facilitates more holistic recovery in her patients, ultimately resulting in healthier and happier clients.
As an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association, Julie has presented original research at annual state conferences; led symposiums on lumbar fusions, cervical fusions and ankle rehabilitation; and performed foot and ankle screenings during Washington Family Health Week. Her love of learning has kept her active in the research community through her publications on virtual reality’s role in rehabilitation and the role of a physical therapist in screening patients for depression.
Julie’s experience as a competitive tennis and softball player fuels her interest in orthopedics; however, her wellspring of passion for physical therapy and her deep compassion for her patients comes from her own experiences working through years of chronic pain from shin splints, compartment syndrome, and multiple surgeries. Julie has dedicated herself to furthering the profession through her exceptional patient-centered care in New Jersey, Washington State and on medical missions to Haiti.
Outside of the office, Julie’s interests include enjoying time with her husband and two young children, traveling, volunteering, playing tennis, and being outdoors.