Listening Time — 25:41
Health care practices can cater to a variety of patient populations. They may focus on patients in a specific age group, such as pediatrics, or interest area, such as sports.
One area that has emerged is treating teen girls who take part in competitive sports. Physical therapist Kate Hamilton dedicated her practice to treating and preventing their injuries. She also works to empower girls to properly prepare their bodies for their sports.
Hamilton discusses the safe, supportive, fun environment she created for girls only. She also talks about the spectrum of services she provides beyond physical therapy. They range from injury prevention to strength and conditioning to performance enhancement.
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Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. She specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Her practice focuses on girls' sports, figure skating, gymnastics, and dance medicine. She has served as a physical therapist for Team USA at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships and the 2016 Champs Camp at the Olympic Training Center. Kate also spent several years as a physical therapist for traveling Broadway shows. She is owner of Girl Fit Physical Therapy in Newton, Massachusetts.