Julie Burtis, DPT, CMTPT
Julie enjoys working with clients of all fitness levels who desire to improve their quality of life, and is particularly interested in helping patients address persistent, complex pain conditions. Julie specializes in designing individualized exercise progressions that enable patients to safely rebuild strength and stability. Julie firmly believes in the body’s ability to heal given the right conditions and utilizes Pilates equipment, TRX suspension training, stability balls, and weight training to help her patients return to doing what they love. She is certified as an instructor in both Iyengar Yoga and Stott Pilates Rehabilitation. She continues to study with Kazuko Mumma, an innovative exercise physiologist in Eugene, Oregon. Julie has completed extensive training in the diagnosis and management of myofascial pain and is a certified myofascial trigger point therapist. She also has a special interest in pelvic pain and postpartum rehabilitation and is working towards certification at the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in Seattle.
Julie received a Bachelor of Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, double majoring in comparative religion and studio art. She then went on to receive a Doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Julie taught yoga for many years and made multiple trips to India to study meditation and yoga with BKS Iyengar. She is an advocate for integrating mindfulness, breathing, and exercise to resolve painful movement patterns.
Julie is a long-term meditation practitioner and serves on the Board of Directors of Dharma Rain Zen Center. She lives in southeast Portland with her husband, Gabe.
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New Heights Physical Therapy Plus5736 NE Glisan St. Portland, Oregon 97213
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Julie Burtis, Physical Therapist in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
Seeing Patients in the following Portland and Vancouver areas:
SE Portland | NE Portland | Gresham | Happy Valley | Clackamas | Milwaukie | Mt Tabor | Belmont | Lloyd Center | Laurelhurst | Hollywood District | Downtown Portland | Beaverton | Tigard | Hillsboro | Cedar Mill | Cornell | Sylvan | Cedar Hills
Downtown Vancouver | Fruit Valley | Hazel Dell | Felida | Cascade Park | Camas Washington
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Incredible Team at New Heights Vancouver
December 1, 2018 by L. Clark on New Heights Physical Therapy
Thanks to Krista and Mallorie at the Vancouver office, they have made every stage of progress feel like excellence. When working with this team one consistently finds oneself looking forward to every single session and always leaving feeling empowered. The phenomenal company at New Heights Vancouver are conscientious, empathetic, and challenge one in brilliant ways. I can not sing this troupe’s praises enough. Thank you all for putting the spring back in my step whilst making me laugh and smile along the way.
Successful neck treatment
November 28, 2018 by MIKE DORTHALINA on New Heights Physical Therapy
I spent with few months in physical therapy in Vancouver with Krista and Mallory. I've had back and neck ailments for 14 years and had to undergo monthly massage therapy because of back spasms. Krista was able to diagnose and offer helpful stretching and strengthening exercises that have eliminated my need for monthly massage treatment. It has been six months now without a massage. I am very pleased with the competence of their staff.
Krista is an awesome therapist!
November 21, 2018 by Paula Allen on New Heights Physical Therapy
I came to New Heights Physical Therapy on a referral from a friend and I’m so glad I did! Krista has been thorough, extremely competent and patient and kind. I have two areas that need help and she balances my therapy each visit. I couldn't recommend her more highly. Thank you!
Morgan Made All the Difference!
October 25, 2018 by Mary E on New Heights Physical Therapy
Dear Donna, This month I am celebrating one year’s worth of recovery from breaking both wrists last Fall. It is a celebration, indeed because, thankfully, of people like you and Morgan and Sue! First, I owe you a debt of gratitude for accepting Medicare patients like me. Being able to move from a program administered by the limits of corporate protocol to a patient-centered recovery plan helped me shift into a more recovery-inducing mode. Acceptance here made all the difference. And then I met Morgan. That is where the can-do spirit started to take hold. As my sessions with her unfolded, I gained deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of neural, muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue systems and my role in encouraging their participation. Sue’s creativity (& the several others in the gym) and jovial energy helped me implement an ever-inspiring array of actions for doing so. Yet it was the complete focus on me as a person that helped me re-engage my brain and, gently, understand there were trauma effects that needed rehab as well. The shock of that was softened by my visits in which Morgan’s sharing of her immense knowledge seemed always tailored precisely to what I needed next, and provided a greater context so that I could move forward with better understanding. And not a small part of this healing experience included the staff up front. Always friendly and smiling, they assisted in numerous ways to make this adventure run smoothly. It has been fun to learn and rehab and grow in the presence of your people and your place. My life has not just come back to normal but is moving forward with new goals and greater function. Thank you to New Heights for creating such a bright and healing space for coming back! May your work here live long and thrive! Best regards to all, Mary E
Ron is Awesome
July 18, 2018 by Ken Reese on New Heights Physical Therapy
Ron Stibal was fantastic in helping me to regain my mobility after a shoulder injury. His knowledge of how the human body works (particularly that my muscles had to first be "re-trained" how to function properly) really helped me to understand the rehabilitation plan. I also appreciate that he is a life-long learner whois in a quest to improve his skills. People who are passionate about what they do are generally the best in their profession, and Ron is a prime example. I enthusiastically recommend Ron for any rehabilitation needs that one may have. If I ever have need of a future PT I know that Ron will be first on my list.
Krista knows her stuff!
June 14, 2018 by Sandi Edgmond on New Heights Physical Therapy
Krista was extremely instrumental in my recovery from total hip replacement surgery and she really had her work cut out for her as I am one tough customer when it comes to listening (I forgot a lot of it even though she repeatedly went over it!) and doing what she asked of me (I was surprised at how creative I was at finding ways to not do my exercises!). She persevered and I am so glad she did because thanks to her, my hip is fully recovered and I am finally getting my life back! Thank you, Krista, for not giving up on me!!
Morgan Denny, the magician
May 30, 2018 by Chris Edwards on New Heights Physical Therapy
I came to see Morgan Denny for a bicycle fitting as I was training for my first century ride. I was having knee issues along with my usual neck and shoulder problems. Morgan was able to make some adjustments that immediately solved the knee issue and allowed me to continue to train. We had a short follow up session where she fine tuned the initial adjustments and gave me some key thinking points to work and the neck and shoulder issue. I am happy to say that I completed my first century ride (104 miles) and I am confident in saying that I would not have been able to successfully complete the ride without the work that Morgan did.
Awesome people and treatment
May 24, 2018 by Jim Dow on New Heights Physical Therapy
Krista took me from being in pain and skeptical about PT to almost pain free and an evangelist for PT at New Heights Physical Therapy in Vancouver. All of the staff was professional, attentive and compassionate. Krista would listen to me at each PT session and adjust my therapy treatment based on my feedback. I looked forward to each session and the incremental improvement of strength, flexibility and reduction of pain.
March 27, 2018 by Mary McEwen on New Heights Physical Therapy
The human body is a wondrous thing. If something is damaged ,injured or for some reason can/will not work, the body recruits other muscles o do the job. Which is nice, until it isn't. Things hurt, other compensations are made......and down the rabbit hole we go. Julie listens and if she does not have an immediate answer, she will come back with one. She's also OK with saying, "I don't know." However, she does not easily let things go and is with you all the way. She starts with the basics and builds you up from there. Listening, all the time. Great qualities for any health practitioner.
March 15, 2018 by Bonnie on New Heights Physical Therapy
Brooke is an athlete and understands how important it is to be able to do all the activities I love. She is careful and understanding and very knowledgeable. Whenever I have an injury she helps me get moving again quickly. I highly recommend her services.
March 4, 2018 by Patti Gillette on New Heights Physical Therapy
I've been seeing Julie for approximately 1.5 years for osteoporosis in my back and general low back pain. I'm so grateful for the amazing results I've had in working with her. She has helped me develop an excellent strength training program; her in-depth knowledge has been invaluable. She provides detailed explanations of each exercise and "why" the technique is important which helps tremendously in my home practice. Her detailed diagrams and written instructions are extremely helpful as well. Julie is positive, encouraging, enthusiastic, flexible and fun. She "pushes" me just the right amount. I am a long time yoga practitioner and also appreciate her integration of my yoga practice and strength training. My low back pain is essentially gone and I'm thrilled.
Julie is Amazing for Core & Backs
March 4, 2018 by Kellie R on New Heights Physical Therapy
I had spent 20 years seeing multiple PT's and even a few chiro's for my low back, pelvis, SI joint, and even knee pain. It took a lot of advocacy on my part to keep working with different ones because not all PT's are the same. Julie was one of the final two PT's that I worked with who helped me solve the riddle of what was going on. ( The PT I worked with before Julie helped me figure out that I had a 6mm anatomical discrepancy between my legs!) Julie taught me a technique that has allowed me to set my core properly and break apart some old patterns of holding my breath under stress and daily tasks. The dry needling technique was very cool, too, for an angry low back muscle. Some of the PT's I've seen can't really teach people how to set their core or troubleshoot what they may be doing wrong when trying to engage their abs the right way. While I still have to do my homework each day, I now feel that I am between 90 and 95% there of having excellent core contractions when doing my ab work. Part of my homework is also letting my abs have constant role in just basic breathing with everything I do. I would definitely recommend people to see Julie if you have low back or SI joint pain, or issues with proper core contraction.
Thankful for Julie!
March 2, 2018 by Karin on New Heights Physical Therapy
I have worked with Julie on and off for the past 5 years for various issues related to fibromyalgia, pain in my neck & shoulders, and low back pain. She has taught me a great deal about my body and how proper breathing and technique is imperative to strengthening the body without injury. She is an excellent listener and her superior observation skills and knowledge allow her to hone in on which exercises would most benefit my needs. She is kind and an excellent teacher. I have benefited a great deal from my PT sessions with Julie. I am very thankful to have worked with her and I will continue to work with her as needed in the future.
If you want a great PT….
March 1, 2018 by Molly on New Heights Physical Therapy
Julie is a fabulous PT! She possesses a broad base of knowledge and a wide range of therapeutic interventions that she applies so competently in her practice. She's a great problem solver and actively engages the client in the therapeutic process.. She is supportive of unique needs, encouraging and customizes home programs that work. I have been working with Julie for several months with excellent results and highly recommend her to others.
Back in Action 🙂
December 9, 2017 by Ruth on New Heights Physical Therapy
Brook Flood helped me get past a knee injury, and along the way, also identified some other issues to work on that contributed to my knee problems. She got me past the injury, helped me avoid a surgery, and encouraged me with a kind and practical touch. THANK YOU!!!
Can’t thank her enough
November 23, 2017 by Jimmy M on New Heights Physical Therapy
When it comes to physical therapy, Morgan Denny is an artist. I have long had problems with my neck and back and just assumed I had to live with them. In a handful of sessions, she zeroed in on the problems and fixed them. Not only did she teach me exercises to prevent future problems and pain, she has gotten me to DO them. No easy task when it comes to a guy who has basically lived his life like a brain in a jar. Morgan is a great therapist and a real inspiration. I can't thank her enough. She's the best! Plus, she's funny! Highest rating. Go see her!
New Heights Rocks!
November 21, 2017 by Heather S on New Heights Physical Therapy
New Heights PT rocks! They are knowledgeable, collaborative, and so friendly. They really listen and care about every patient. Thanks especially to both Candis and Chris who have provided me with real life times and I will continue to use always. And thanks for explaining things in laymen's terms - it's so helpful!
Thanks to Ron
November 16, 2017 by Michele C on New Heights Physical Therapy
I went to the Cornell road facility. They were great...Ron nailed the mystery pain I have been living with and gave me simple exercises to move me past the damage. AND, did I mention that It was a free evaluation (celebrating their 20 years of service. Thanks guys!
Taught Me To Walk Again!
November 5, 2017 by Dr.Bunny Lorraine Wilson on New Heights Physical Therapy
I met Ron Stibal again after he went to Advanced Pain Management when I broke my left hip & ankle. This time he had to teach me to walk again! I didn't think I would ever see my foot look like a normal foot & toes. He unwrapped the ace bandage.....said...." Walk like this!".....Got the old hip in shape too with exercises i still use. So,you got yourself a wonderful guy there.....he knows plenty about human anatomy & has people's best interest at heart.....congratulations!!!!!
Changed my life!
October 20, 2017 by Anna on New Heights Physical Therapy
Donna has changed my life! I was skeptical at first because conventional physical therapy was not helping and I had reached a plateau in my recovery process. Upon the first visit I felt safe, welcome, and my body concerns were immediately validated. Donna’s knowledge about how the body responds to car accidents is state-of-the-art. I was guided through several unique and tailored exercises that helped me get my life back on track just when I thought it was not be possible. I regularly recommend her services to my friends and family and would not hesitate to recommend them to you as well.