Julie Kightlinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT

  • Julie Kightlinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT
    Julie Kightlinger, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Julie Kightlinger completed her post-graduate education at the University of Montana where she earned a doctor of physical therapy in 2015. Julie received her undergraduate degree in marine science in St. Petersburg, Florida, and worked as a fisheries biologist for a number of years prior to becoming a physical therapist.

    Julie has been a physical therapist in Montana for many years, more recently focusing on balance, dizziness, and vertigo. She has a wide variety of skills and experience and previously worked as an outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapist. In her spare time, you will find Julie gardening, camping, paddle boarding, running, or cross-country skiing. Her newest hobby is making pottery, but you will also find her spending time with her husband and two children, as well as the family pets.


    Joined Practice: 2022


    • Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Therapy (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
    • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
    • Functional Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic, and Upper Extremity conditions
    • LSVT BIG Therapy Certification for Parkinson’s Disease



    Julie enjoys hiking, camping, running, gardening, and pottery.


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