Dr. Julie Hereford, DPT

Julie Hereford is a doctor of physical therapy. She has 25 years of experience in physical therapy practice and teaching and has specialized in manual and manipulative therapy and orthopedics. She has practiced in multiple areas of physical therapy such as sports medicine (including work with a professional baseball team), work injury management, multidisciplinary chronic pain management, treatment of tempromandibular joint dysfunction and women's health. Dr. Hereford has taught many courses for physical therapy and anatomy, both at the University level and for continuing education. She enjoys working with patients day to day as well as teaching and learning from other medical professionals. Dr. Julie Hereford graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Physical Therapy and a Master’s of Science in Research from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 1989. As part of this program, she performed original research comparing the effect of ultrasound, intra-articular injection and phonophoreseis on the morphology of articular cartilage and other joint structures which was presented state, national and international conferences. Dr. Hereford completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was named the Graduate with Distinction for her work in that program. In addition to national and state PT organizations, Dr. Hereford is a member of Sigma Xi Research Society and served on the Executive Board of Occupational Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Society. She lectures frequently to colleagues as well as to community groups. Course presentations have included a variety of manual therapy technique courses, basic science review courses and anatomical dissection courses. Dr. Hereford is the president and co-founder of CORE Services in St. Louis, MO. In her private life Dr. Hereford enjoys time with her family, especially with her son, Henry. She is an avid knitter and reader and can often be found reading the latest professional journals as well as American history, especially as it pertains to native cultures, the "Old West" and the American Civil War.