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 for over 10 years by the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Specialty Practice as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Julie is also a 10-year 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 each year. 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 over 12 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. 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 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 excited to be a part of the Symmetry Physical Therapy team and about the clinic’s commitment to clinical excellence and outstanding patient care. Brad is currently pursuing his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) to enhance his clinical skills, with a focus towards obtaining a Board Certification in Orthopaedics (OCS).
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 currently lives in Georgetown, Texas with his wife, Lesley, and son Kaleb. He enjoys being active in his local church, traveling, and spending time with his family. In his free time he likes playing in golf tournaments with the Central Texas Golf Association, running the trails of Georgetown, catching up on his reading list, or heading to the movie theater.
Lily Swann, PT, DPT is an Austin native and the newest member of Symmetry’s team. 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 is currently working on a Manual Therapy Certification with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration, and plans to pursue 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.
Having retired from competitive gymnastics, Lily now enjoys spending her free time rock climbing, running, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
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 and is an integral part of the welcoming atmosphere of the clinic.