Katie Simanson, PT, DPT
Katie holds a B.S in Kinesiology from Washington State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Plymouth State University. Her capstone research and clinical experience emphasize the importance of physical therapy as early intervention for acute musculoskeletal injuries. Specializing in working with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses, her mission in the health care field is to make rehabilitative services easily accessible to the community.
Throughout her career, Katie has been recognized for her academic, service, and leadership skills. Early on, she spent time volunteering in Haiti helping people improve their physical function in order to better provide for their families. This early work sparked her mission to improve peoples’ quality of life and help them enjoy it to the fullest. She brought her passion forward, volunteering with children with disabilities and underserved communities and later working at a pro bono physical therapy clinic. Most recently, she managed a team that coordinated community events and led health and wellness programs for local veterans.
In her clinical and service work, Katie has extensive experience working with diverse patient populations and pain conditions. From fitness research with Div 1 athletes, to working with neurological rehabilitation patients, to treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, her well-rounded experience lends her a more complete approach to patient care. With the ultimate goal of improving their overall wellness, Katie enjoys working one-on-one with patients to troubleshoot and address their unique pain condition. Her treatment approach emphasizes the necessity of movement as medicine and making an impact on functional abilities, particularly early on in rehabilitation.
Katie is originally from Montana which is where her love for the outdoors and adventure originated. In moving to the East Coast, she fell in love with its beauty and all the challenging adventures it offers. Katie, her husband, and their two dogs, Maple and Glacier now live in the Upper Valley, where they love to explore the outdoors through hiking, camping, and disc golf.