Katy earned her B.S. in Biology from Azusa Pacific University prior to moving to Chicago, IL, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2016. She began her career in Pleasanton, CA, at a private practice outpatient clinic specializing in chronic pain, acute injuries, and post-op conditions. Upon moving to Washington in 2019, she worked for ATI Physical Therapy, serving as Clinic Director for a year, and rehabilitated patients with musculoskeletal injuries of most body regions, as well as patients with vestibular issues. She has worked with several PT student interns since 2017 and enjoys teaching in the clinical environment.
Her treatment approach is to partner alongside the patient to progress them toward a return to their prior activities. Treatment may include a variety of hands-on techniques, exercise progressions, and patient education. Due to her own injury from competitive swimming at age 15, she understands the value of this rehab process in achieving a full recovery.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys skiing, running, baking, reading, attending comedy shows, and hiking with her fiancé and 2 dogs.
Special interests: knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries; vestibular diagnoses (including BPPV, dizziness, concussion, balance problems, and hypofunction); pre- and post-op conditions.