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Julie Granger doesn’t just treat athletes – she is one. The four time varsity letter and All-ACC Honor Roll Recipient was a member of the Division 1 Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving Program at Duke University.
It was a career-ending shoulder injury and subsequent year spent in physical therapy at Duke that ultimately solidified Julie’s career path. After graduating from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy with Highest Honors from Emory University School of Medicine. In 2012, Julie received her board certification Sports Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Julie has worked as a physical therapist for The Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and at Back 2 Motion Physical Therapy in Atlanta. She continues to specialize in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and orthopaedics, with patients ranging from elite pre-collegiate and pre-professional athletes to young children with acquired or congenital and orthopaedic conditions. She also specializes in children and adolescents who suffer from chronic pain conditions. She utilizes video motion analysis to help athletes restore and improve sport-specific biomechanics as they readjust to an active lifestyle.
Julie finds inspiration in mentoring current, new, and aspiring physical therapists. She teaches a Pilates for Rehabilitation elective course in the Emory University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and has served as a guest lecturer for the Mercer University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She has served as a clinical instructor for students from Emory, Mercer, and Belmont Universities. She is an American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor. In 2013 she co-lectured “Cords, Canisters, and Contrology: Transforming Movement from the Inside Out” at a female athlete continuing education course at Emory University.
As a decorated athlete, Julie continues to lend her expertise and experience as an elite swimmer to swimming and other sports. She spent a decade coaching and teaching swimming at all levels — from children ages 3-18, to collegiate and masters level swimmers. Julie has provided event coverage for several local and regional swim meets, and has helped rehabilitate swimmers from all over the metro Atlanta area. Julie also provides event coverage at the Emerald Coast Volleyball Championships. She also is steering an injury prevention program in conjunction with local youth female athletic programs.
Julie’s incorporates several unique skills into her daily practice. These include Redcord Neurac, Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Julie completed Polestar Pilates’ Comprehensive Pilates Training and is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher. Julie is also trained in trigger point dry needling.
Always looking to advance her own skills and advance awareness of her profession, Julie stays involved in her professional organization. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics and Women’s Health Sections.
Julie is married to Daniel Jessee, an avid ultra-marathoner, cyclist, and lover of all things outdoors. He is her inspiration for staying active and involved in swimming, running, cycling, Pilates, Gyrotonic, hiking, and camping. Julie is a huge sports fan and enjoys cheering for the Duke Blue Devils, Georgia Bulldogs, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. And of course, being a native Atlantan, she loves the Atlanta Braves. Julie also enjoys cooking, traveling and crossword puzzles.