Julia Buckelew


Adjunct Professor






Julia Buckelew, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She is the owner of Bravo Physio & Wellness, PLLC. Her practice focuses on helping dancers enhance their performance and recover from injury. She is a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.

In addition to physical therapy rehabilitation, Buckelew offers wellness training with special emphasis on injury risk reduction. She is experienced in working with many different types of dancers, ranging from professional to recreational. She enjoys helping people maximize their mobility, strength, balance, function, and performance ability through exercise and movement strategies.

Buckelew is passionate about empowering people with knowledge and is excited to teach dance kinesiology as an adjunct professor at SMU. Through her professional memberships and independent study, Julia stays up to date on the latest physical therapy and movement science research. She looks forward to sharing her insights with her students.


Texas Woman’s University
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

Course list

Kinesiology for Dance DANC 3363
Julia Buckelew