At Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to enabling our patients to achieve wellness through optimal physical performance. We understand that this may mean something different to each patient. We are committed to helping each individual to find their own balance by meeting their own unique goals. Our passion is helping our patients to feel and function better.
Julie Mankinen, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT is Symmetry Physical Therapy's owner and founder. Julie has been practicing in Austin since graduating from Texas State University's Physical Therapy Program in 1997. She is an accomplished Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapist, recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Specialty Practice as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Julie is also a tenured Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists – a distinction earned by a post-graduate residency and fellowship that is only awarded to a select group of therapists. Julie enjoys working with a broad range of orthopedic patients, including those with 'difficult' or complicated cases. She has special interests in spine care and foot/ankle injury rehabilitation, but also likes working with patients with other upper and lower extremity injuries.
Julie brings a broad background of clinical and administrative experience to Symmetry Physical Therapy. She is recognized in Austin as a mentor and a resource for her clinical expertise. She has been a clinical instructor for graduate and post-graduate students for multiple years, and has also taught multiple professional seminars on several manual therapy and orthopedic topics to other therapists across the nation. She was honored with the Clinical Instructor of the Year award in 2011. Julie has served in administrative leadership roles for over 10 years in both corporate and private practice settings and has managed Symmetry's practice since 2012. She maintains an active role in the American and Texas Physical Therapy Associations – advocating for the ongoing development of high-level physical therapy practice that is accessible to the community as an important health-care benefit.
Julie's strong combination of clinical and business expertise bring balance to Symmetry Physical Therapy – creating an environment that consistently produces high levels of clinical treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction with the global therapy experience.
Brad Bevil, PT, DPT, OCS earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 2008, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Texas State University in 2015. He is proud of Symmetry's commitment to clinical excellence and outstanding patient care. Brad completed a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through Evidence in Motion, and in 2018 obtained a Board Certification in Orthopaedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association's Advanced Licensing Board.
Having been a physical therapy patient multiple times during his college baseball career, Brad understands the frustrations that come along with being injured or in pain. He enjoys working with patients to establish an individual rehab plan that addresses their goals, and is passionate about helping others improve their level of physical function, whether that be preparing to get back on the sports field, returning to work, or simply being able to enjoy life.
Brad is as of the Fall of 2023 dividing his time between Symmetry's Austin clinic and Symmetry's new satellite clinic location in Georgetown, where he serves as Clinic Director. Brad's orthopedic manual therapy practice expertise and special interest in providing primary musculoskeletal health care will provide an excellent resource for patients of all ages in the rapidly-growing Georgetown / Round Rock region.
Lily Swann, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT is an Austin native. Lily earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in San Jose, California in 2011, as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in 2016. She completed a Manual Therapy Certification with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration, as well as a Fellowship in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
One of Lily’s defining qualities is her love of physical activity. Her gymnastics career began as a youth with the competitive team at AcroTex in Austin and continued through college. Lily received a full scholarship for NCAA gymnastics at San Jose State University. She initially became acquainted with physical therapy due to two significant injuries that she sustained as a gymnast during this time. Lily was impressed by and grateful for her Physical Therapist’s ability to efficiently enable her to return to sport while also displaying empathy and actively listening to and working towards her patient’s personal goals. Lily is passionate about bringing the same qualities to her physical therapy practice.
Kelsy Vick, PT, DPT, OCS earned her B.S. in Exercise Science with a specialization in Medical Fitness & Rehabilitation from The University of Texas at Austin and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas State University. As a student, Kelsy helped to found the Texas State Community Access Physical Therapy Clinic, which works to provide excellent, low-cost physical therapy services to those in the Austin area that are uninsured, under-insured, or have limited financial means. In 2023, Kelsy was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.
Kelsy has clinical experience primarily in outpatient orthopedics and enjoys the challenge that comes with combining her extensive background in exercise principles, manual therapy skills, and knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help patients in their movements, function, rehabilitation, and training. She has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients, from elite level athletes with goals of returning to their respective sports, to patients whose goals revolve around improving their gait, balance, and mobility. Kelsy’s love for learning about the human body and human movements began as an early, multi-sport athlete and continues today as she works with her patients to help them reach their goals.
Seth Blankenship, PT, DPT earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy, Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. During his time at UMHB, he also played football for 2 seasons. Seth received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Texas State University in Round Rock, TX. He joined Symmetry in Spring of 2023. Seth is currently working towards obtaining a post-doctorate National Physical Therapy Board Certification in Orthopedics. He is excited to be a part of the Symmetry Physical Therapy team and to invest in patients to help them reach their goals, as well as to contribute to the clinic’s commitment to excellence in practice and in customer service.
Seth was introduced to the world of physical therapy after becoming a patient during his high school football days. This experience inspired him to make a difference in the lives of others, as his physical therapist did for him. Seth understands how devastating injuries can be and has personally experienced the frustrations that come along with the rehabilitative process. He enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and tailoring individual rehabilitation plans to address a patient’s specific personal goals. Seth’s goal is to help clients to be able to move more efficiently so that they can achieve optimal performance within whatever phase of life they are looking to optimize. He is passionate about helping others improve their level of physical function and equipping them with the tools and skills needed to continue being successful on the court or field, on the job, or simply enjoying life with family and friends.
Dawn Gunn, Office Manager is an Austin native and a graduate of Anderson High School. She is well-acquainted on a personal level with orthopedic rehabilitation through the athletic endeavors of her two sons. Dawn brings a wealth of expertise to Symmetry’s administrative practice, with more than10 years of experience in the field. Dawn's warmth and humor are integral elements of the welcoming atmosphere of the clinic.
Ginnifer Joe, Office Coordinator is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Ginnifer's dance and communications background has sparked their passion for movement rehabilitation, both for physical and mental health. They are currently studying Dance Movement Therapy and Couples and Family Therapy at Antioch University. They are also expanding their knowledge of the medical and therapeutic field from an administrative perspective as part of Symmetry’s front office team.
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