Body Gears: Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

DR. KATIE ALBERT, PT, DPT NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Getting To Know The Body Gears Physical Therapy Team

Katie’s passion for movement began at a young age while dancing at the Richmond Ballet. She quickly became the classmate that people turned to asking, “Can you watch this? Why is this not working today?” Being able to study the movement of her fellow dancers allowed her to begin developing a critical eye at an early age fromwhich her desire to pursue physical therapy originated. Having an extensive dance background, Katie enjoys working with various performing artists to determine the cause of their aches and pains. However, her passion for helping people extends to all individuals with various histories. “I learn something new fromevery person that I work with, which is one of my favorite parts of my job.” In her free time, you can find Katie cheering on the Virginia Cavaliers, participating in fitness activities, and looking for new adventures around the city.

Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The George W a s h i n g t o n U n i v e r s i t y i n Washington, D.C. where she earned

the Academic Excellence Award for highest cumulative G.P.A. in her cohort (yes, she is a self-proclaimed nerd!). Prior to physical therapy school, she studied at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia making Chicago the furthest home-away-from-home that she has ever lived. While she misses the milder temperatures in Virginia, she has learned to love her new city from the delicious food at outdoor street festivals to the welcoming people.

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