Kathleen-YoungKathleen has long established herself as a deeply knowledgeable therapist ready to help her patients achieve their goals. She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 1998 as well as a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Washington in 1991. She is Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. Kathleen takes a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, considering the whole body when treating injuries by combining manual therapy and functional retraining. She continues to add to her experience and knowledge with ongoing education in manual therapy techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), myofascial release as well as Functional Movement Assessments. Kathleen spends her time away from work with her husband and two busy girls enjoying all that the PNW has to offer.

Continuing Education

CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function, 03/23/2018

Kinetic Shoulder Complex, 10/14/2017
Functional Mobilzation 1, 05/05/2017
Functional Approach to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, 02/24/2017

Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant, 11/10/2016
Dynamic Foot and Ankle, 10/15/2016

Functional Mobilzation Upper Quadrant, 11/12/2015
Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes Lower Quarter, 10/11/2015
Visceral Functional Mobilization, 3/13/2015

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Balance and Dizziness Assessment and Treatment
Functional Mobilization II, Institute of Physical Arts – Gregg Johnson
Therapeutic Pilates – Kirsten Roberts DPT
The Modern Overhead Athlete

Cuff Tear Arthropathy – Karl Kolbeck
Vertigo, Cervicogenic Dizziness and Cervicogenic Headaches: Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Management – Mitch Owens & Lisa Eaton
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification: North American Sports Medicine Institute -SFMA
Speed, Agility and Quickness Training – Brian Lawler, MS, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS PES

CFS/BET (Back Educational Training) with IPA – Vicky Johnson
Lower Quarter Management of Overuse & Traumatic Injuries Related to Running Athlete – Robyn Smith NASMI
Integration of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine with the Shoulder Girdle – Karl Kolbeck

Functional Rehabilitation and Prevention of Common Running Injuries – Jonathan E. Gallas
Gait-with IPA – Nancy Harrison
PNF I with IPA – Michael Baum

BET with IPA – April Oury
Orthopaedic Section, APTA

FOI, Functional Orthopedics I with IPA – Kent Keyser
Functional Approach to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – Good Samaritan Hospital

Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Runner Advanced Level II – Matt Walsh
The Hip & Pelvis in Function and Dysfunction – UW School of Medicine

Myofascial Release: State of the Art Tissue Mobilization – Theresa Schmidt
Facilitation and Training Techniques for Core Stability – William Hanney
Thoracic Mobilization

North American Running Course – Barry Morgan

NAIOMT- UE Level II  (Part A & B) Alexa Dobbs

NAIOMT Level I Differential Diagnosis – William Temes

Chain Reaction Explosion – Gary Gray
Vestibular Rehab – Georgia Groomer

Shirley Sahrmann-Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes – Carrie Hall
Functional Relationship to the Lower Half – Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson-The Pelvic Girdle

Rehab Institute of Chicago-PT Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient

Mulligan Concept-Mobilizations with Movement
Evaluation & Treatment of the Thoracic Spine, The Australian Approach
Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine

Pathophysiology & Medicine of the Shoulder – Robert Donatelli
Thoracic Spine & Rib Course – Bookhout
Evaluation & Manual Treatment of the Cervical Spine
Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine-Australian Approach
Evaluation and Treatment of the Hip-Australian Approach


Western University of Health Science, Pomona California-Master of Physical Therapy 1998
University of Washington- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology  1992

Work Experience:

Woodinville Physical Therapy-Outpatient Clinic  2/04 to 9/07
VAMC Seattle – Spinal Cord Injury Unit 8/99 to 2/03
Staff Builders- Home Health Care 10/01 to 8/03
Elliott Bay Spine & Sport- Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic 3/99 to 8/99
CareerStaff  Unlimited-Multiple Settings (outpatient orthopedics, hospital rehab and transitional care)  3/99 to 8/00
Harborview Outpatient Clinic  7/98 to 2/99