Our Staff

Julie DePaul, PT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Julie has lived and worked in Bellingham since earning her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. She developed her expertise in orthopedics, women’s health, and chronic pain management while working at local hospitals and orthopedic physical therapy clinics.

In 2004 Julie opened Healthy Focus Physical Therapy. Pursuing knowledge of the most effective treatments for women’s health conditions led her to study the pelvic floor, biofeedback, abdominal and pelvic organ fascia manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and nerve manipulation.

She is a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy, and is board certified in biofeedback for the pelvic floor. As a women’s health clinical specialist she is one of 32 physical therapy specialists in the state of Washington.

Professional Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Women’s Health Section of the APTA
National Vulvodynia Association
International Pelvic Pain Society
Interstitial Cystitis Association

Specialty Training
Osteopathic Manual Therapy
Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
Pregnancy
Incontinence of Bladder and Bowel
Chronic Pelvic Pain, Male or Female
Visceral Manipulation
Craniosacral Therapy
Nerve Mobilization


Kelly Lunda Sampson, PT, MOMT

Kelly comes to us with twenty-seven years of clinical expertise, extensive continuing education, and a wide variety of sports experience including six years on the U.S. National Speed Skating Team and as a U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team alternate. She graduated in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and from the University of Utah with a Masters of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

In 2014, Kelly relocated her private practice of 15 years from Seattle to Bellingham, and she joined Healthy Focus in 2016. Kelly has specialty training in sports medicine, integrative manual therapy, orthopedic manual therapy, advanced cranio sacral therapy, chronic pain, and spinal dysfunction.

She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing, and most outdoor activities.


Stephanie Higbee

Stephanie is our office manager and multitasker extraordinaire. She will assist you with scheduling and answer your individual insurance questions. She is usually the first person you speak with at Healthy Focus PT.