Kate received her Doctorate Degree from Simmons College in 2004. Kate is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) awarded through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Only 1% of the Physical Therapists hold this prestigious board certification. She is certified in Dry Needling (Cert-DN). The Cert DN requires intensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the body’s neurological and chemical responses to soft tissue manipulation. Kate has presented on several occasions for the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) Annual Scientific Conferences on mobilization of the nervous system. Neural mobilization requires a thorough understanding of the human nervous system. These techniques are stretching techniques that aim to desensitize the nervous system.
Kate is also a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (Cert-VRS) which is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. Conditions such as BPPV and concussions respond well to this treatment. This training allows for the treatment of improving the relationship between the inner ear, brain, eyes, muscles and nerves.
Kate is also certified in blood flow restriction therapy (Cert-MST). Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is a method of strength training that involves restricting the blood flow to working muscles to trick the body into getting stronger by creating a metabolic stress response. It is achieved through the application of external pressure over the extremities. This is beneficial for post operative restrictive protocols or pt’s experiencing pain with increased resistance training that is limiting their progress.
Kate is certified in Graston Technique (GTS) which incorporates a patented instrument that is utilized to aide in myofascial release. Kate has also studied the work of Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains, which is a comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic overview of myofascial therapy. The interconnection of the fascia throughout the body has a direct effect on posture, compensatory strategies, and pain patters.
Lastly, Kate also performs Spinal Thrust Manipulations (adjustments similar to Chiropractics), bio-mechanical assessment of the foot with foot casting/orthotic fabrication, footwear prescriptions, and post-operative rehabilitation programs. Kate has also recently taken US guided Dry Needling and currenting taking courses in Diagnostic Ultrasound to assist her diagnostic evaluation process with her patients.
Kate is the owner of Hampton PT (Hampton & Seabrook), Partner at Rye Physical Therapy, Partner at Exeter Sport & Spine, Partner of Pinnacle Rehab Network. Kate is an active Board member of the Hampton Youth Association, Warriors Soccer Coach, and former Professional Figure competitor (OCB) and NCAA Collegiate (All New England, All Regional, Player of the Year)/Semiprofessional Soccer Player
Certifications: Dry Needling – Kineticore, Dry Needling & Spinal Manipulation institute: DN-1 /D2 Spinal Manipulation SMT-1, SMT-2 ,SMT-3, Extremity Manipulation EMT-1, Differential Diagnosis DD-1Certified Vestibular Specialist (Cert-VRS). Blood Flow Restriction (MST). Graston Certification (GTS) Board certification in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (OCS)