We are excited to welcome Katie Dailey, PT, DPT, OCS, MTE, to the Rebound team! Katie will be providing patient care at several Rebound clinics.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Katie moved to Bend in January of 2001. She has practiced as an orthopedic physical therapist (locally and as a traveling PT) since 2011 after earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California. In 2018, Katie completed an orthopedic physical therapy residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). She is comfortable treating a wide range of orthopedic dysfunctions through targeted manual and exercise-based therapies.
Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Katie earned a Master’s in Teacher Education (MTE) from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, and taught biology at Bend Senior High for three years. She acquired her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Katie decided to become a physical therapist after fracturing her leg and being exposed to the world of rehabilitative science. Outside of the clinic, Katie loves to stay active outdoors through backpacking, surfing and snowboarding.
We asked Katie a few rapid fire questions to learn more about her!
If you could be any animal what would it be and why? Probably some sort of sea bird so I can fly, swim, and travel the world. Also I love sushi so the raw fish may not be that bad.
If you were a superhero what would your powers be? Some form of teleportation (like Star Trek) to be able to see my loved ones and take short vacations to far away places whenever I’d like.
What is one item you could never live without? My snowboard. And associated gear. I’d be pretty cold with just the board. Haha.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken? A Hawaii surf/girls trip for my 41st birthday visiting close friends.
What do you usually eat for breakfast? I’m not hungry until the afternoon, so usually coffee or matcha.
What do you do on a rainy day? Read, do yoga, cook, and catch up with family.