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MEET THE TEAM

JULIE MARLEY

Physical Therapist

Julie Marley is the founder and owner of Spine and Orthopedic Specialists  Physical Therapy (SOS PT) in Newark, Delaware.

Julie has dedicated her practice to the treatment of spinal mechanical disorders since 1996. That year she became the first practitioner in Delaware to be awarded the highest level of training in the McKenzie Method of treatment: the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Julie was named to the McKenzie teaching faculty in 2000. She has taught the method widely to physical therapists, chiropractors and physicians throughout the country, and is currently an associate faculty member. Julie has served on the McKenzie Institute USA Board of Directors since 2007.

A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Julie received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 1991. Prior to opening SOS Physical Therapy, she operated a small private spine specialty practice. In addition to seeing patients and teaching, Julie has collaborated with several Christiana Spine Center physicians for more than ten years to plan and implement customized treatment for many of their patients.

In service of advancing research, Julie has co-authored six papers with the latter physician group, including articles that were accepted for publication in such prestigious journals as Spine and The Spine Journal. Ms. Marley and Dr. Tony Cucuzzella co-authored a chapter on rehabilitation of neck pain in the text Intervention Spine: An Algorithmic Approach. Additionally, in 2005 she presented at meetings of both The North American Spine Society and the Annual Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians. 

Physical Therapist

Tim McHugh, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT providing treatment at our Bear Delaware location.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Tim received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Elon University in 2009. After graduating, Tim worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting - treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions for four years prior to joining SOS Physical Therapy. In 2013 he became Board Certified in Orthopaedics through the APTA, as well as a certified clinical instructor.

Tim received his initial exposure to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy as student, and has pursued further training to improve his treatment of mechanical spinal and extremity disorders. 

Tim is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute.