Katie, originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, 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.