Julia Shannon, OTR/L & GCFP
Julia is a passionate Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner who
specializes in movement assessment and holistic bodywork. Julia is a graduate of UW-
Madison with a BS in Occupational Therapy and attended the Feldenkrais Method®
training in Berkeley, CA from 2007-2011. Julia focuses on neuromotor disorders
holistically, using the Feldenkrais Method and Reflex Integration to address motor
development/disorders, sensory processing, and optimizing vagal tone. Additionally,
Julia has a special interest in eating/feeding and has continued education in oral motor
interventions, nutrition, and oral ties.
Julia specializes in developmental skills for children with Cerebral Palsy, Down
Syndrome & genetic disorders, prematurity, torticollis & scoliosis, sensory processing disorders, Autism, and eating/feeding difficulties. She is skilled in working with adults with pain and movement difficulties/disorders, scoliosis, tongue ties, and TMJ. As a
mom of two, Julia has a passion for working with women to prepare and/or restore their
movement for/from childbirth.
Before moving back to her home state of Wisconsin and joining Milwaukee
Myo/Mequon Speech and Learning Connection, Julia was in private practice in
Portland, Oregon, helping both children and adults.
● Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist (NBCOT)
● Licensed Occupational Therapist- State of Wisconsin
● Nationally Registered Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner (FGNA)
Integrative bodywork is essential for anyone experiencing pain or stress in the body. From babies to adulthood, tension or pulling in the body can create patterns of inefficient movement. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders can cause a pulling of muscle and fascia throughout the entire body, leading to difficulties with movement, scoliosis, or pain in the head/neck and back. Julia Shannon approaches movement holistically, using the Feldenkrais Method, Reflex Integration, and manual therapy techniques to release tension and integrate movement patterns for increased ease of movement.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy addresses Fine and Gross Motor skills that may limit independence in daily tasks such as exploring their environment, playing, learning, eating, dressing, and toileting. Julia Shannon approaches Sensory Processing and emotional regulation at the core of the Nervous System using the integrative movements of the Feldenkrais Method and Reflex Integration. Julia specializes in infants and children with developmental delays, neuromotor disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and genetic disorders.