Kathleen "Kate" Heinrich, PT, DPT
Kate graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in 2017. She initially became interested in working with children during her volunteer experiences with Special Olympics, at summer camps for children with autism, and at the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Her experiences with patients have ranged from infants to young adults in both the home and outpatient settings. Kate is also a credentialed clinical instructor and enjoys helping physical therapy students develop their clinical skills.
Kate has a special interest in working with children in the aquatic setting and has completed training with the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute. She has also completed the APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency Certificate in 2020. This is the only certificate program for physical therapists who practice in aquatics. Kate likes to utilize the buoyancy of the water to help support children; as well as use the progressive resistance options in a lower-impact environment for children with musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries. Kate has an extensive background in dance and swimming and can help children return to these activities or others through rehab for pain or sport-related injuries.
She is looking forward to working together with families in order to improve their children’s quality of life and achieve their goals!