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Dr. Julie D. Ries, PT
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Contact Information

4040 N. Fairfax Dr.
(703) 284-5983

Academic Credentials

B.S., Quinnipiac College
M.A., The George Washington University
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA
Teaching Areas:
  • Foundations of Physical Therapy (Kinesiology & Basic Clinical Skills)
  • Amputations and Prosthetics
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
Research Interests:
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
  • Validity and reliability of outcome measures for use with individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Balance interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Julie D. Ries, PT, has been on the faculty at Marymount University’s Physical Therapy program since its inception. She has extensive physical therapy clinical experience in acute care, home care, and neurological rehabilitation, and she continues to be active in regular clinical practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Arlington Free Clinic.

Her publications, in the form of book chapters and journal articles, span the content of prosthetic training, rehabilitation of patients with neurological disease, constraint induced movement therapy to enhance upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy, and outcome measures and balance training in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Ries has been recognized by the Marymount University School of Health Professions for her efforts in teaching with the 2006 Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2003 Faculty of the Year Award. She was also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Geriatrics for her research efforts with the 2010 Excellence in Geriatric Research Award.