Julie Milanick Howar, OTR/L, CWA, CWT, CES

Chief Executive Officer


  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy – 1981


Prior to opening REHAB AT WORK Julie had quite a diversified background in the Occupational Therapy field. In 1985 she began to specialize in work related injuries and chronic pain patients. In 1990 Julie founded REHAB AT WORK, currently the largest privately owned industrial rehabilitation provider in the DC Metro area. Functional activities for the Physical Therapy and Industrial Rehab patients and exceptional customer service for our clients are the cornerstones of her company’s success.

Professional Activities:

She has been a member of professional organizations and a presenter both on the national and local levels. She has served on boards such as Maryland Joint Task Force and the Chesapeake Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector. Her certifications include Certified Work Adjustment Specialist, Certified Weight Trainer and Certified Ergonomic Specialist.


“Association Between Clinician Assessed Lifting Ability and Workplace Tolerance and Patient Self-Reported Pain and Disability Following Work Conditioning”, Hart D. L., Kirk M., Howar J., and Mongeon S., WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, February 2007.

“Development of Clinical Standards in Industrial Rehabilitation”, Hart, D.L., Kirk, M., Berlin, S., Brager, P., Caruso, M., Hejduk, J., Howar, J., Snyder, K., Susi, J., Wah, M. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, May 1994.

“Industrial Rehabilitation Services Forms, Checklist, & Guidelines”, Aspen Reference Group, 1997 contributor

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New IASTM tools at all 9 locations!

At all of our 9 locations, our therapists are trained in using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools. These tools are ergonomically designed instruments to help break down some of the scar tissue and fascial restrictions that build up over time after an injury.