Therapists

Learn more about our highly qualified and well trained physical therapists at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists.

Julie Falla, OTR/L, CHT

Julie Melancon-Falla is a 1994 graduate of LSU Health Sciences Center. She began her career in Louisiana working for a large Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital treating a wide range of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. She moved to Hattiesburg in 1997 to work alongside her brother, SBJ orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Keith Melancon where this experience ignited her love for hand therapy.

Julie received her Hand Therapy Certification in 2002 and is currently 1 of only 15 Certified Hand Therapists throughout the state of Mississippi. She is a clinical fieldwork instructor for Pearl River Community College, Louisiana State University, University of South Alabama, UMC and Belmont University. She is a member of American Society of Hand Therapists, American Occupational Therapy Association and South Mississippi Hand Surgery and Therapy Journal Club.