DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Katie is a licensed physical therapist at our East Grand Rapids clinic. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Bachelors of Biomedical Science in 2008 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011.
Katie’s favorite part of being a physical therapist is problem-solving. Each patient is unique, and finding the best combination of treatments and exercises to optimize recovery is exciting for her. She enjoys using advanced manual therapy techniques, cupping, and dry needling in her practice. She is also passionate about learning as much as she can about the pelvic floor and its connection to the body as a whole.
Outside of the clinic, Katie and her husband, Brandon, love to stay active with rock climbing and snowboarding. They also enjoy traveling and even spent a sabbatical year exploring the world. Life requires balance, however, and relaxing at home with their cat brings much happiness to their lives as well.
Grand Valley State University 2011
Grand Valley State University 2008
My therapist, Perla, is supremely knowledgeable, compassionate, sensitive, and encouraging. As a hip replacement patient who had experienced complications, I was very motivated to get well, yet cautious about making my condition worse. Perla knew which exercises would help most and just how hard to push me. She has always been positive and professional while being warmly human and cheerful!Kathy