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Katie Kanturek, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Katie is an orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapist who graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2021 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 has a passion for pediatric pelvic care.

Why I practice

women’s physical therapy

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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.

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Education

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

  • Bachelors of Science: Kinesiology: Concentration: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: University of Illinois at Chicago: 2016

Advanced Training

  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 (APTA)

 

  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 (APTA)

  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 (APTA)

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

  • Advanced Pelvic Floor Mentoring with Board-Certified Pelvic Floor Specialists (2019-2020)

Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

 

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

  • Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy,

       A Component of the APTA