Julie Corwin

Physical Therapy


Professional & Educational Background

  • BS in Physical Therapy, University of Montana 1985
  • Licensed Physical Therapist

In my Physical Therapy practice, I integrate a combination of therapeutic modalities that together provide an effective “whole body approach to relieving pain, restoring function and motion and facilitating the return of optimal postural alignment, which in turn, fosters greater balance of the body and mind.

With over 25 years of experience as a Physical Therapist, I have been serving the Flathead Valley of Montana for the last 20 years in private practice. I specialize in the treatment of:

  • Back and neck disorders
  • Chronic pain management
  • Soft tissue disorders such as myofascial pain and fibromyalgia
  • Impaired movement patterns and dysfunctional postural problems
  • Repetitive strain and whiplash injuries
  • Post surgical orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Chronic hip and shoulder problems
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

I view the body as having it’s own innate wisdom that has the inherent ability to heal itself and return to a state of balance, function and motion. Occasionally, the body/mind requires facilitation and assistance in this healing process. In my Physical Therapy practice, the integration of various manual therapy techniques such as : myofascial release, Cranio-sacral therapy, nueromuscular reeducation, soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization have greatly enhanced the healing and rehabilitation process for the majority of my patients. In addition, I teach individualized therapeutic exercises which compliment and reinforce the manual therapies used in a treatment session  Such exercises as : pelvic and spinal stabilization, post surgical orthopedic rehabilitation exercises, postural reeducation, somatic/Feldenkrais movement awareness, deep breathing relaxation exercises for pain management, pool exercises, ergonomics, and various stretching and strengthening exercises are instructed and given as a home program. 

My special interest for the last 15-20 years as a physical therapist, has been the evaluation and treatment of myofascial pain disorders in the body. The term myofascial release is derived from the latin words myo (muscle) and fascia (elastic band of connective tissue) It is an effective “hands-on” manual therapy technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue to reduce pain and restore functional motion. More specifically, fascia is the dense woven connective that covers and interpenetrates every muscle fiber, bone, nerve, artery, organ, the brain, and the spinal cord. Physical trauma, repetitive postural strain, inflammatory responses due to injury, and/or surgical procedures can create restrictions/adhesions in the fascia…..which then can cause lack of functional motion, pain, and many other musculoskeletal problems. In fact, myofascial restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000. pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures!  Myofascial release is a unique manual therapy modality that effectively enhances the healing and rehabilitation process for many physical problems. And often, this therapy treats the underlying causes of painful symptoms….restoring freedom of motion, function and optimal wellness.

As a licensed physical therapist, my ultimate intention is to “help the body unlearn what has been learned and remember what has been forgotten”. With compassion and deep empathy, I feel blessed to have this opportunity to assist and facilitate in the healing and rehabilitative processes of my clients.

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Continuing Education:

University of St. Augustine and John Barnes’s RPT Myofascial Release, Upledger Cranio-sacral Therapy, Feldenkrais movement awareness, Pilates, Focused Breath work, Chronic pain management, Osseous integration/balancing the pelvis, Positional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Cervical spinal mobilization/manipulation, Physioball Core and Spinal stabilization.

Billing/Insurance Information:

Insurance blilling is provided for most major insurance companies including: Medicare, Medicaid, Workman’s Compensation, US Veterans, Auto insurances, and most private insurance companies. Cash payment option is available on a sliding scale.

Contact Information:  Julie Corwin RPT  located in the Wellness Resource Center at : 725 6th Ave East  Kalispell, Montana,  59901

Call  406-755-8811 for appointment.

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