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Julie Sebesta, PT, MPT

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Education/Certifications:
1992 Bachelor of Health Science Oakland University
1994 Masters of Physical Therapy Oakland University

Areas of Interest/Specialties:
Spine and Extremity Care
Post Surgical Care
General Orthopedics
Graston-Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization

Memberships/Licensure:
APTA Member
Licensed PT State of Michigan

Biography:
My experience in health care began in my senior year of high school in the co-op program at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak where I was enrolled in the Nursing Assistant program through Kimball High School. After high school I continued to work at Beaumont on the nursing units and later in the physical therapy department. I also attended Oakland University for my undergraduate as well as physical therapy degrees. The work experience in the hospital served me well while in school and continues to do so in my career as a physical therapist. In total I have been in the health care field for 24 years, 17 as a physical therapist.

After earning my degree in physical therapy in 1994 I spent my first year with Beaumont working in the inpatient and outpatient therapy departments. I then went to work for an independent outpatient orthopedic practice, eventually becoming the director of one of their clinics in 1996. The company was bought and sold several times over the next five years, bringing about several changes in management, work environments and staffing. During this time my husband and I had two children and I had returned to the role of staff physical therapist, working part-time so I could spend more time with my family.

By 2005 I decided I needed a new environment to practice physical therapy and accepted a job offer from my friend Dan Garr, MPT at HealthQuest in Oxford. At HealthQuest I found a supportive and educating environment that had been lacking in my previous job. During my time here I continue to learn something new almost every day. Not only do we attend continuing education courses regularly, I learn from my coworkers. I have access to literally decades of experience from therapists who share similar goals and values-to help, educate, and empower our clients.

In 2010, I transferred to our Macomb facility (5 years of 30 mile commutes from Macomb to Oxford were starting to take its toll). It is a great opportunity to work in the community in which I live, where my children attend school, and friends and family work and play.