Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 1996, her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Angelo State University in 2003, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2009. A world traveler, Kate lived and worked in rural Alaska for several years before returning to Oregon.
Kate is certified in the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) method for care of the spine and extremities. She uses this and other methods to help people recover from neck or back problems including radiating pain in arms or legs and other general discomforts in the peripheral joints. Of the 1200 physical therapists and assistants in Oregon, only 62 are certified McKenzie Method practitioners. Kate is one of only two practitioners within 100 miles of Grants Pass certified in this method.
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Kate also practices the J.F.B Myofascial Release method for care of pain and soft-tissue dysfunction, and feels very comfortable treating chronic pain conditions including those associated with grief, trauma recovery, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. People who suffer from injury and pain may benefit from this gentle hands-on treatment approach.
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“I believe that each person holds the key to their recovery from pain or dysfunction. I listen to each person’s story, add a skilled physical therapy evaluation, and then put together a treatment program unique to that individual using a variety of treatment approaches and manual therapy techniques. Each patient teaches me something, and I look forward to coming to work every day to learn. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those I work with.”
Kate is also a skilled potter and fine artist, and enjoys playing with clay in her spare time. As a working mother of two young boys, she is aware of the challenges in staying personally active and healthy.