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Katie Thomas

Physical Therapist, DPT

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.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 2011

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Grand Valley State University 2008

Specialties

Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Chronic Pain

Dry Needling

Kinesiology Taping

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Video Gait Analysis

Locations

East GR

2000 Burton St SE, Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

P: 616-608-8485
F: 616-608-8486

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

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