IMG_7829_20-10-2021-19-50-46_edited.jpg

Katelyn "Katie" Kanturek, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Katie is an orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapist who graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).  While pursuing her degree, Katie completed several additional continuing education courses and two clinical rotations in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Within her other clinical rotations, Katie has worked in various settings including orthopedic, neurologic, and subacute rehabilitation. Katie is completing continuing education courses to become a board-certified women’s health clinical specialist and is specially trained to treat pediatric patients, women and men with problems related to bowel, bladder, and sexual function, and patients who are pregnant or postpartum. She especially enjoys working with patients experiencing pelvic pain, endometriosis, difficulties and pain with intercourse, and pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction.

Why I practice
women’s health physical therapy

Vitality icon white.png

I first became interested in women’s health while working with a pelvic therapist prior to physical therapy school.  I saw the huge impact her care had in returning women to their everyday tasks and activities they loved.  As I completed my continuing education courses and clinical rotations in pelvic health, I found that I could use my creativity and talent in medical illustration to help educate patients on topics such as anatomy and chronic pain.  I believe that every woman deserves personalized, compassionate, and holistic care throughout their entire lifetime.  My mission is to empower women in all aspects of their life and help them gain the confidence to advocate for themselves.

Vitality Staff 6 facts Katie Website.png
0004.jpg

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2021

  • Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology (Concentration: Exercise Science and Health Promotion): University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016

Advanced Training

  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy: Levels 1, 2, 3 (APTA)

  • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (APTA)

  • Intrapartum Topics of Obstetric Physical Therapy (APTA)

  • Physical Therapy Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient: Birth to 18 Years (APTA)

  • Advanced Pelvic Health Mentoring with Board-Certified Specialists in Women's Health Physical Therapy (2019-present)

Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

 

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

  • Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, APTA

 

"This facility & Katie gave me my quality of life & my confidence back! I am so fortunate to have found this group of women. I had never heard of "pelvic floor dysfunction" (which I suffered from). Now I can "live my life again" and I have the tools to continue to do so in the future! THANK YOU!!"

- Joanne