Listening Time — 25:41
Health care practices can cater to a variety of patient populations specific to age, such as pediatrics, or interest area, such as sports.
One area that has emerged is the treatment of adolescent girls who participate in competitive sports. This specific patient population inspired physical therapist Kate Hamilton to open a physical therapist practice dedicated to treating and preventing injuries, while empowering girls to properly prepare their bodies for their sports.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Hamilton discusses the safe, supportive, and fun environment that she has created for adolescent girls only, and the spectrum of services they provide range from individual and group strength and conditioning to performance enhancement, injury prevention, and physical therapy.
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Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy and specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, with an emphasis 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, the 2016 Champs Camp at the Olympic Training Center, and traveled with Team USA to the 2016 Cup of China in Beijing. Kate also spent several years as a physical therapist on traveling Broadway shows. She is owner of Girl Fit Physical Therapy in Newton, Massachusetts, which provides a full spectrum of individual and group strength and conditioning, performance enhancement, injury prevention, and physical therapist services for girls.