Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT
A general orthopedic and pelvic health therapist, Julianne Simpson, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is passionate about helping people move more and empowering her patients to live healthier lives.
MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Embarking on a rehabilitation journey is an important first step to improving your life and movement system. We often come to physical therapy, especially pelvic physical therapy, unsure of what to expect. You can expect that: 1) You are the boss. 2) I am your steward on your rehabilitation journey. 3) Expect me to encourage you to be your best self. 4) If you are coming for pelvic PT, we will decide together if an internal (vaginal or rectal) exam is indicated for you.
HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Biking with my kids on a non-electric cargo bike, fitness classes (I love to try new ones!), yoga, training for my first 5k run, playing with my kids (yes I’m the Mom on the monkey bars!), surfing in PNW waters
FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Sun-warmed Juanita’s Tortilla Chips, rib eye, kale, lentils
Cooking and telling stories to my kids Goldaline & Conor, especially scary ones to Goldaline
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Working in a greenhouse pruning SO MANY geraniums
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Boston Red Sox
ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Empower patients to understand their bodies and lead healthier, more movement-rich lives.
SPECIALTIES, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
I specialize in pelvic health physical therapy for people of all genders. I have special interests in the peripartum year and treatment of incontinence, pelvic girdle dysfunction, pelvic pain (including painful intercourse) and constipation.
TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment, integration of pelvic floor into deep core system, movement assessment
My husband Bjorn and I are active in kids’ daycare: I am Logistics/ Facilities Coordinator and we are Lead Fish Caregivers. I am also active with Seattle Pelvic PT Journal Club.
Wicked awesome Massachusetts
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and History.
Eastern Washington University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
I have learned to connect with my patients through careful listening and observation. This connection lets me learn with my patients and use my intuition, skills and knowledge to aid them on their journey to forever better. I am so grateful for the opportunity to join you!