Julie Dresch, PT, MSPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Julie graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2000, prior to that she earned her BS in Psychology.  She became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008, and a certified Manual Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy in 2007.

She has been the owner/director at TAI Ballard Physical Therapy since 2010 and prior to that she directed successful practices in Renton and Bellevue. Her passion is orthopedics with a special interest in the foot/ankle and lumbar pathology.  She believes in whole body wellness, and excels in her patient education to heal injury and leave everyone with the tools for prevention and body improvement.  She also has a history in treating Women’s Health issues and continues to be a leader in the treatment of pre and post-partum issues.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, and staying active.  She loves calling the Pacific Northwest home and taking advantage of all of it’s beauty!

Articles written by Julie Dresch

Physical Therapy and Pregnancy: Before, During and After

Pregnancy can be a time of joy, excitement, and anticipation, but most definitely it is a time of change. Understanding the musculoskeletal changes that can occur during this time will allow you to embrace the changes as they come and understand when it is time to visit your local physical therapist to address some of the aches and pains before they become a real problem.

Barefoot Running
Barefoot or Not, Your Feet Need Strength

The minimalist approach to running and footwear is growing in popularity. While consulting with your local physical therapist is the best way to find out if it is right for you, every athlete can benefit from strengthening the foot and ankle.