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533 S. Division St., Unit B,

Elmhurst, IL 60126, USA

3047 N Lincoln Ave, 4th floor,

Chicago, IL 60657, USA

©2018 by Vitality Women's Physical Therapy & Wellness. Proudly created with

Katherine Ireland, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
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.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: 2016

  • Bachelors of Science: Biology, Denison University 2013

Board Certification

  • Women's Health Physical Therapy

Advanced Training

  • 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