Meet our Family

Since 2013, Elevation Physical Therapy has been providing the highest quality health and wellness to the Denver community. We invite you to join our family!

Julie Barr, MPT, FAFS

Owner – Physical Therapist

Julie is a Colorado native and the founder of Elevation Physical Therapy. As a competitive athlete growing up, Julie felt a deep interest in studying how the body operated, grew stronger and healed after injury. Julie obtained her undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology and Psychology from CU Boulder and her masters in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Julie went on to study Applied Functional Science through a fellowship program with the Grey Institute, and has also become certified in dry needling. Leaving a Director position at a large facility in San Diego, she moved back to Colorado to start a clinic offering personalized one-on-one care to clients of all ages.

Julie spends her free time riding bikes and spending time outdoors with her husband Tim and son Micah.

Joel Hegeman, DPT, FAFS

Lead Physical Therapist

Growing up in Iowa, Joel had always been interested in sports from a young age. His passion for the science of movement led him to obtain his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Kinesiology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He then went on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Minnesota. Joel has completed the fellowship program in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute of Functional Transformation, he is also certified in dry needling. Joel specializes in total wellness and rehabilitation.

In his free time, Joel enjoys traveling, rock climbing, trail running and spending time outdoors.

Alex Harrington, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Alex grew up in Bakersfield, CA and enjoyed playing sports throughout his childhood. He has always been intrigued by the human body and its response to exercise and rehabilitation. He moved to San Diego in 2008 and attended San Diego State University. There he received his undergraduate and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy. Alex is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked with a wide variety of patients. His treatment philosophy focuses on a full body functional approach. He is excited for a new adventure in Denver and looking forward to helping patients achieve their goals. 

When not at work, Alex enjoys playing music, attending concerts, snowboarding and exploring outdoors.


Kelly Burton, LMT

Massage Therapist

Kelly has been a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist since 2006. She graduated from Central Oregon Community College in 2006 with an Associate of Applied Sciences via massage therapy. She is furthering her education in physical therapy and will graduate in December 2019 with an Associate of Applied Sciences and be able to take the national Physical Therapy Assistant exam. She believes in the power of movement at any stage of life. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy while individualizing each session for each client, condition or injury.

In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, biking and being outside with her dog, Moscow.