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Getting To Know The Zionsville Physical Therapy Staff! Staff Spotlight: Katie Poisel, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Q: Where did you grow up? A: Fishers, Indiana

Q: What do you like to do when not fixing people in PT: A: Hiking, cycling, traveling, riding horses, reading, spending time with family, including adorable niece Abby and nephews Eli and Leo. Q: What do you like best about working at ZPT? (she joined the staff in October, 2015) A: Working as part of an energetic team! It’s like family when people come in, and we always try to keep people laughing and having fun. I like connecting with people of all different backgrounds. Every patient has a unique story and different goals, so I like the challenge of working with a variety of people. My co-workers are the best. Being in a smaller clinic allows me to really get to knowmy co-workers and patients on a personal level. Q: What is a unique fact that not everyone knows about you? A: I was on a competitive jump rope team for 10 years. I also went skydiving with my mom for my 18th birthday. Q: Future plans? A: Recently engaged to Seth. We met in college at the University of Evansville. He has a background in mechanical engineering and farming. Q: Favorite food? A: (tough to pick one!) brunch, sushi, Italian food, steak, sweets (my weakness!) Q: Strangest food eaten? A: Octopus, chocolate covered grasshoppers, and pig knuckles.

What do all those initials after her name mean? Her biography says it all: Katie Poisel holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, both from the University of Evansville. She became an NATA certified athletic trainer in 2012, and has helped numerous college and high school athletes return to sport after injuries in addition to providing on-field injury assessments in emergency situations. During her time at UE, she worked closely with AceCARE, a program promoting community health education and pro bono PT services. She also enjoyed going to new places and was able to travel during clinical rotations to various places, including Oklahoma City, South Carolina, and Belize, Central America. Following her time in Evansville, she completed a residency in Shreveport, Louisiana, further developing her skills and expertise in managing orthopedic conditions including back pain, neck pain, pre-/post-operative conditions and other musculoskeletal issues. She has been a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2016. She also enjoys mentoring students and future PTs as an APTA certified clinical instructor.

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