Julia Antiel, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical Director of Therapy Services
Dr Julia Antiel received her BA in Physical Therapy in 1979 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from the College of St Scholastica. She has practiced primarily in pediatrics doing home intervention, early childhood birth-3, school setting, hospital in/outpatient, as well as owning a private pediatric practice. She currently is the Director of Therapy Services at Advance Therapy and has been with Advance Therapy since May 2011.
Dr. Antiel is passionate about education and enjoys teaching at the high school and collegiate level, as well as clients, parents, community and health professionals. She has been guest lecturer at various schools and organizations. As a physical therapist, in addition to teaching, she enjoys building long-term relationships with the clients and families that the pediatric PT profession affords. Her special interests are torticollis remediation, early intervention, rehabilitation, and working with post trauma/surgical clients.
Julia enjoys traveling, Bible Study, reading, playing bridge, laughing at her husband’s jokes, and being a Nonna to 5 grandchildren. Lifetime goal: “Well done good and faithful servant”.
Physical therapists at Advance Therapy work with infants through adolescents to promote motor development, strength, endurance and independence in order to reach their maximum potential and function by providing activities to improve movement and motor learning, muscle tone management, exercise, balance and coordination activities, and strategies to improve posture and positioning. Physical therapist also design and fit equipment, work with orthotics and prosthetics, and promote remediation of torticollis and plagiocephaly.
This "work" is done all while the child is engaged in fun and motivating activities!