Dr. Kat is the lead therapist for PhysioElements Physical Therapy – Greenwich. Dr. Kat received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University and her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She has completed clinical experiences in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, pelvic floor dysfunctions, and pediatrics. She also participated in research investigating prevalence of injury in yoga during her time at NYU and co-presented “Development of a Rating Scale for Video Analysis of Yoga” at the 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim, California.
Dr. Kat is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA® -CPT) and a seasoned yoga instructor. She has 5 years of experience teaching private and group classes in Boston and NYC. She believes that a teacher must always be a student and regularly takes classes and continuing education workshops to learn new material to better serve her patients and clients.
Dr. Kat enjoys treating a diverse population of patients and her interests include chronic pain, sports-related injuries, pelvic floor dysfunctions, pre/post-natal population, and pediatrics. She is currently a Barcelona Schroth Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) -1 Certified Therapist to treat spinal deformities and certified with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2019, she will be working towards her StrongFirst SFG 1 Kettlebell certification. She works to find the root of the problem and combines manual therapy, Pilates-based therapeutic exercise, and functional strength training in her treatment sessions to work her patients to reach their goals. As an avid Pilates practitioner and long-distance runner, Dr. Kat integrates her passion for fitness and wellness to support her patients and clientele in leading a healthy lifestyle for optimal health and longevity.