Katherine Ireland, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Katherine is a board certified physical therapist specializing in women’s and men’s pelvic health conditions and lymphedema. She is committed to helping patients regain bowel, bladder, and sexual function, along with helping them overcome chronic pelvic pain. Katherine is a certified lymphedema specialist. She has extensive experience helping patients manage their condition of chronic swelling.
Prior to joining the team at Vitality, Katherine completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Through this highly specialized program, she received advanced training in treating pelvic health dysfunction. During her residency, she also earned certification in lymphedema while treating a multitude of lymphatic conditions.
Why I practice
women’s physical therapy
In physical therapy school, I learned about the evolving specialty of physical therapy for pelvic health. This exciting new field combined my interest in the human body with my desire to help people improve their quality of life. I find it rewarding to treat patients who deal with incontinence, lymphedema, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, and side effects of cancer. I look forward to bettering people’s health, wellness, and vitality.
I’ve been working with Katherine Ireland, PT, DPT, for a couple of months now to resolve some ongoing women’s issues resulting from childbirth. I can say that I have noticed a significant improvement with treatment and am hopeful that my condition will continue to improve. After having previously obtained treatment for this problem at a large teaching institution and not seeing any results, I am glad I found Vitality Women’s Physical Therapy & Wellness.
Doctor of Physical Therapy: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: 2016
Bachelors of Science: Biology, Denison University 2013
Women's Health Physical Therapy
Women's and Men's Health Residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Klose Training Lymphedema Certified
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) training for lumbar spine
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Section on Women's Health, APTA