Julia Buckelew

Sep 14, 2020 / Sports Medicine

Get to Know our Staff: Julia Buckelew, Therapy Services

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children? 
I am a sports medicine physical therapist in the Therapy Services department in Frisco. On a daily basis, I evaluate, treat and help young athletes achieve their recovery goals by improving their strength, endurance, movement quality and performance. 
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I truly enjoy getting to work with my patients. It is amazing to watch their hard work and determination pay off as they get to return to doing what they love. 
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now? How long have you worked here? 
I have known that I wanted to be a physical therapist since I was 16 years old. I had an injury that required physical therapy and as soon as I had my first appointment as a patient, I knew this was what I wanted to do for my life-long career. For me, physical therapy is the perfect mix of social interaction and science. I started working at Scottish Rite in August of 2019. 
What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?
I developed and continue to work on Keeping Up With the Count, a wellness initiative for dancers. With the help of our amazing staff, we have been able to assemble a multidisciplinary team to produce online health and wellness resources for dancers and their families. 
What are you currently watching on Netflix/Hulu/TV/etc.? 
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
It’s hard for me to think about adventures during COVID, but I’ve always wanted to travel to multiple countries - especially Europe and Asia. 
What are some small things that make your day better?
A good cup of coffee in the morning, watching my patients make positive progress and seeing and performing small acts of kindness.

What is special about the place you grew up?
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana so there are many special things about the place I grew up. The food, music, celebrations and culture of the city helped shaped me to be the person I am today. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? 
When I am not in clinic, I love spending time with my family. I have an amazing husband and puppy dog (although he’s not really a puppy anymore). When possible, we like to go to the park or go on trail walks. 

Among other clinical and injury prevention interests, Julia Buckelew, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., works closely with a multidisciplinary team providing patient care and content for young dancers. Learn more about dance-specific training with Keeping Up With the Count

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