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Seattle Physical Therapist Katie Cunningham, DPT

Katie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas in 2018. Prior to earning her DPT, Katie graduated from Washington State University (go Cougs!) where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Katie now resides in West Seattle where she also works with the pediatric population treating children of varying ages and abilities including autism, seizure disorder and developmental disorder. She enjoys working with people of all ages from 3 years old to seniors and with all abilities from athletes to working adults. Her experience includes school based physical therapy, outpatient pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, and skilled nursing facilities and has utilized various techniques such as manual therapy and hippotherapy. Katie is very passionate about helping those in need through movement and rehabilitation and brings this passion to each session.

Katie’s physical therapy interests include pediatrics, pelvic health, and anything neuromuscular. In her free time, Katie enjoys going on walks with her dog, traveling, exercising, and exploring fun new things in and around Seattle.

Dr. Cunningham’s Specialty Training and Techniques

 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy focuses on the treatment of the pelvic floor muscles to address pain and improve muscle strength. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can benefit patients with low urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low back pain, hip pain, erectile dysfunction, or other pain syndromes.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapists specialize in the treatment of children of varying ages. They treat a wide range conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. Pediatric Physical Therapists work with the patients and their families to help young patients reach their full potential through individualized treatment plans, interventions and exercise programs.

 

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is the use of horseback riding as therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment as means of improving coordination, balance and strength. Hippotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of pediatric and adult patients with neurological and orthopedic disorders by utilizing a horse as a modality to guide pelvic movement and core stability. 

 

Hands-On Sports Injury, Work-Related Injury, Spine Treatment & Physical Therapy by an Experienced Seattle Physical Therapist

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