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LLA Spotlight: Julie Butt

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Julie Butt!

Julie is a Physical Therapist who has been with LLA for two years! She serves clients in our Fairlawn Clinic. She chose to become a therapist because she has a passion for fitness and helping people improve their quality of life. She has always loved working with children so she knew early on that she wanted to work in pediatrics. One of her favorite things about being a therapist is seeing her clients accomplish a goal. The pride and excitement that they feel in achieving something that they have been working hard at gives her great joy!

Let’s get to know Julie better!

Describe your role at LLA:

I am a pediatric physical therapist. I work with children at the Fairlawn clinic to address any delays in their gross motor skills (crawling, walking, running, jumping, etc.) as well as limitations in flexibility, strength, balance or coordination. I work with children of all ages from babies all the way up to teenagers. 

What is your therapy passion?

I love working with children of all ages but my passion is working with young babies and toddlers on developmental skills. They are changing so much at this age and I also like finding creative ways to make therapy into play.

What is your favorite color?


What do you do in your free time?

I have two young sons, ages 4 and 2, so I do not get much free time. ? I love playing games or doing activities with my boys. In my alone time, I enjoy reading books, watching TV or movies, exercising and doing puzzles.

What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their kiddo?

You know your child best and are their biggest advocate. Be open to the recommendations that your therapist has, as they are the expert in that area, but if you feel that something is not right or have concerns, you shouldn’t hesitate to discuss it with your child’s therapist.

What is your favorite team?

Pittsburgh Steelers (I know I know…but I have to remain true to my hometown team!)

What is your favorite food?

Any fruit – strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas…

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would love to go to Australia.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour north of Pittsburgh.

What is your favorite season?

Summer. I love the warm weather, but I have also always lived in places that experience all four seasons and I think I would miss the Fall and Winter if I lived somewhere that was warm all year.

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

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Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

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