Kathryn Maykish, PT, DPT

Kathryn Maykish, PT, DPT

Kathryn came to physical therapy as a second career. After receiving her BFA in Theatre from NYU, Kathryn worked as a dancer and actress in New York and Las Vegas. In that time, she became a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher which sparked her interest in how movement and breath can help the body to heal. In 2017, she graduated from New York Medical College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kathryn joins a family of physical therapists; both her mother and father have worked in the field for over 30 years.

Kathryn was inspired to study pelvic health because of the clear mind-body connection of so many pelvic floor disorders. Her experience with yoga gave her an interest in addressing movement and functional limitations from a more global approach integrating the biological, psychological and social factors that drive healing and lead to recovery. She continued her education in pelvic rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Institute studying treatment for both women and men, manual therapy, visceral mobilization. She has trained in post-natal fitness techniques with Jessie Mundell and also has a special interest in dancers, singers, and other performing artists.

Outside of her clinical practice, Kathryn has taught vinyasa and hot hatha yoga in New York and Las Vegas. She now serves as a senior teacher and guest lecturer in anatomy and adjustments for yoga teacher training programs across the country. Additionally, she has given guest lectures on yoga for the physical therapist at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Kathryn lives with her husband in Manhattan where they enjoy taking advantage of the arts, culture and food of the city. She continues to love to be active with yoga, dancing, hiking, and water sports, but can also be found curled up with a good book and some good coffee.