Kate grew up in the Metro Detroit area and graduated from Livonia Churchill. After high school, she spent a year living in Mexico and attended the University of Guanajuato where she studied Spanish.
She then returned to Michigan and received her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Grand Valley State University. While in college, she worked as a physical therapy tech and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. She graduated from Oakland University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2011. During her time there, she was President of the Graduate Student Physical Therapy Association and received the Edward P. Tracey Award for Excellence in Community Service. Since graduation, Kate has primarily worked in outpatient settings treating orthopedic injuries, but has experience working in home care, inpatient rehab and treating neurological conditions. She specializes in joint replacement therapy, rotator cuff injuries, worker’s compensation, and low back pain. In addition to physical therapy, she is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In her spare time, Kate enjoys strength training, mountain-biking, and hanging with her family.