Kaitlyn (Katie) received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. In 2017 Katie joined the ranks of two elite groups within the physical therapy world, becoming a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association, and a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art.
Prior to joining the Beyond Basics team, Katie has had experience working with adult and pediatric populations, mainly in outpatient orthopedic settings, and worked for a short time with children in the NYC public school system. After treating multiple patients with chronic low back pain, Katie felt she was missing a piece of the puzzle that would allow patients to gain greater stability throughout their system. Thus, her interest in pelvic health and rehabilitation began to bloom, and steadily grow as she continued to enhance her experience in this realm. Because she believes education is a lifelong process, and wants to ensure she is providing her patients with the best possible care, Katie is constantly taking continuing education to further develop her skillset.
Besides treating patients, Katie initiated a monthly Journal Club to help keep Beyond Basics on the forefront of medical and rehabilitation research. She also organizes weekly in-house educational lectures and trainings for her colleagues.
Katie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA), and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS).
Outside of working at Beyond Basics, Katie is the Chair for the Greater New York District of the NYPTA, and on the Board of Directors for the Chapter as well. She is also the Vice Chair of the IPPS Research Committee, a member of the Governance Committee for the APTA’s Section of Women’s Health, and a member of the Judicial/Reference Committee for the NYPTA. Furthermore, she regularly participates in advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national level in an effort to improve patient care and access, as well as to help strengthen the physical therapy profession overall. Additionally, she has an interest in contributing to research in pelvic health, to promote community awareness, and help raise the bar for quality of care.
When she is not devoting her time to her beloved profession, Katie can be found making music, having earned a minor in vocal performance while in undergraduate college, and having studied piano and French horn since she was a child. Furthermore, she enjoys hiking, exploring the many wonders of NYC, attending various performing arts productions, and traveling.