DR. KATHLEEN ENGELHARDT
Kathleen harmonizes her affinity for movement, anatomy and the tools of yoga into her physical therapy assessment and treatment process. Kathleen is fascinated by the complexities of our nervous systems and their ability to heal and adapt when given the proper tools, stimulus and information. Kathleen deeply believes that it is never too late to heal and anyone, no matter their situation, can make progress if willing to put in the work. Healing is a lifestyle we can choose to live. To heal is to grow, to shift, to get uncomfortable and to learn; it is living in the process.
Kathleen went back to school for her doctor in physical therapy after birthing her 2 children. She wanted to understand the human body and it's physiology through a more refined eye to enhance her yoga instructor career. During school, Kathleen developed a keen interest in helping perinatal mothers reconnect with their bodies during pregnancy and after childbirth. She pursued her pelvic health trainings after graduation and continues to study under the amazing teachers at the Herman & Wallace Institute. To Kathleen, pelvic Health felt like the missing link to understanding postpartum recovery as well as the nuances of the core of the body.
Kathleen's approach is holistic and gentle. While we need to add challenge to adapt, the process needs to be met with patience and progressed incrementally. Like children, we need rest, recovery and a deep sense of safety as much as we need challenge. As humans, we are way more than machines; we are ever complicated beings with rich histories and experiences. Kathleen prides herself on treating people (not diagnoses) with compassion and empathy.
Kathleen is obsessed with learning and teaching. She attends multiple continuing education courses annually to stay up to date on current treatments and to network with other likeminded folks.
Functional Range Conditioned FRCms
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy
Dynamic Muscular Stabilization
Herman & Wallace Pelvic Health
Low Pressure Fitness (hypopressives)