Hi! I’m Julie
and I am the proud founder of Moon Physical Therapy! I was born and raised in the small town of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and graduated from Leilehua High School. I ventured all the way to Denton, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Texas Woman’s University, then to American International College in Massachusetts for a second Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1999.
Upon returning home I fell in love Aquatics when I interned and then worked for Dr. Jan Prins of Prins Aquatherapy. I saw first-hand, the power of healing in the water, patients being able to increase strength and endurance without pain, reducing stress and anxiety, while building feelings of confidence and wellbeing.
In 2001, I opened a tiny clinic at Dole Cannery Shops in Iwilei with two friends called Hawaii Therapeutic Services, specializing in orthopedics and cardiopulmonary rehab. After discovering one of the partners embezzled funds, the company was dissolved, and although I was devastated and overwhelmed, I was determined to continue to treat patients and make a difference in the community.
Quality Care Therapy, dba Moon Physical Therapy, was launched in 2006 and with the help of a bank loan I moved to a larger location in Honolulu, on Ward Avenue and installed an Endless Pool to pursue my passion of Aquatic Therapy. Now years later, we have expanded to 3 locations offering Hawaii’s only state-of-the-art Hydroworx 350.
The strong sense of community that I was raised to believe in continues on in my life and is evident in our clinics. It is in the way we treat our patients. We want each person that walks through our doors to know that we are here for you in your moment of need. We consistently go above and beyond to deliver an amazing experience, which leads to faster recovery, better pain management, and greater patient satisfaction.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think this girl from Wahiawa would have the opportunity to help so many people. I am truly grateful and blessed to be able to share what I have learned with my team so that we can give hope and healing to others with our aquatic and land-based services at Moon Physical Therapy.
“I can do all things through HIM who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13”
Manual Therapy Case Study - Shoulder - Moon Physical Therapy"Julie has done it again! First, she fixed my knees last year. Now she fixed the tingling and pains in my upper left arm. About seven months ago, I started getting tingling and pains in my left upper arm. Instead of it going away in time, the symptoms gradually got worse. Julie came to my rescue with treatments to loosen and stretch the muscles in my shoulder and upper back, which caused the pressure on the nerves. I learned from her the importance of good posture and how to fix poor sleep habits. She came up with the right exercises for me to continue after therapy was over. Now I don’t have the problems anymore!"
"Amazing staff!! I had an auto accident in Sept. of 1992 and a second in April of 1995. I had bad back pain in my lower back ever since. Sleeping and turning while sleeping caused more pain. Then, praise God for Moon Physical Therapy! I can turn in my sleep without pain! Yay! I have less sleepless nights. My pain levels have dropped. Range of motion is much better than it’s been in years! Thanks a bunch Julie and staff. God Bless all of you now and always. P.S. – the burning pain was gone from my first visit. Has been gone ever since! "
"On August 1, 2009, I had a right hip replacement at Queen’s Hospital. After time, my hip and thigh would hurt and I was barely able to walk. Dr. Mark Lum recommended that I go to Moon for physical therapy... Julie Moon, owner and physical therapist, and her staff worked on me and together with many exercises, I found some relief after six weeks. I went back for another six weeks and now I am able to walk with no pain. The work that Julie and her staff did for me is immeasurable. If you have physical pains, I recommend going to Moon Physical Therapy for treatment without any reservation."