Julianna Schultheis, PT, DPT
Julianna earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University (2021) and a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from University of Maryland at College Park (2018). She has experience working with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and chronic conditions, built on a foundation of research in evidence-based intervention. She utilizes her well-rounded knowledgebase to inform her treatments and clinical decision-making, with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in her patients’ lives.
Julianna takes a special interest in the review of current research to enhance her care. During her training, she performed biochemistry research to better understand muscular dystrophy from a cellular level before shifting her focus to pain treatment, education, and applications. Numerous journal critiques, analysis, and presentation of existing literature culminated in major contributions to the development of Atlas PainCare: an interdisciplinary chronic pain treatment education program. This background in pain science research has been instrumental in her practice while troubleshooting complex, chronic pain conditions.
At Cioffredi & Associate in Lebanon, Julianna builds her treatments based on individual patient goals and considers how all aspects of her patient’s life may impact their recovery process. She is skilled at addressing orthopedic conditions including shoulder, spinal, hip, knee, ankle, and foot injuries and surgeries. She also enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions such as post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and general balance difficulties.
Outside of work, Julianna takes pride in her work with the community. In addition to providing PT recovery services at local road races, she has frequently volunteered as a community organizer for her church, professional development educator for students, and mentor for at-risk children. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Upper Valley with her husband by hiking, biking, running, and exploring new ice cream shops.