Julia graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1996. She practiced in a variety of rehabilitation settings in the Chicago area before specializing in pediatrics since 1998. She worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, seeing inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients from 1998 to 2003. In 2003, she moved back to her hometown of Quincy and provided school and outpatient pediatric physical therapy services through Hannibal Regional Hospital until 2011. In addition, she has been an Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) provider since 2000. She continues to work privately seeing infants and toddlers through the Early Intervention program, and joined Quincy Medical Group as a pediatric physical therapist in October 2016. She enjoys helping children through different developmental stages.