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Kate Behler

PT, MSPT

kate@empowerpa.com

MS: Physical Therapy, Community Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Certifications: Healthcare Provider Infant, Child, and Adult CPR, American Heart Association

Member: Philadelphia Region Pelvic PT Alliance

Kate has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings but most of her career was spent working with complex orthopedic and neuro-rehab outpatients at Bryn Mawr Rehab.  Her treatment approach focuses on whole body rehabilitation and restoring proper movement patterns often encorporating Pilates into her treatments.

 

Kate has strong orthopedic and manual skills and has taken extensive continuing education classes and mentoring programs in Maitland The Spine; McKenzie Back and Neck;  Myofacial Release; Visceral Mobilization; Scar Tissue Mobilization; Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization; Ayurvedic Marma Point Massage; Neuroplasticity in Chronic Pain, Pain Modulation and Therapeutic Intervention; Pilates-Based Treatment; and Widner University Evidence-Based Approach classes on: The Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex; Cervico-Thoracic-Costal Cage Complex; The Hip & Knee; Ankle & Foot Mobilizations; and The Shoulder Girdle. 

Kate has a strong interest in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and has completed Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment; and Functional Pelvic Floor Training for Weakness, Pain, and Dysfunction in Men, Women, and Older Adults. 

In addition, Kate continues to enjoy treating neuro-rehab and orthopedic patients with gait and balance dysfunction and has taken courses in NDT; Gait; Balance; and Prosthetics.  She has developed and taught gait and balance classes.  

When she is not at work, Kate enjoys yoga, Pilates, travel, biking, sailing, being active outside, and spending time with her four mostly grown children.

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Support Group Series:

“Tuned In: Foundations for Flow”

 

4 sessions • 2 hours each 

 

Tuesday 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9

 

$25 per session

 

Participants will receive instruction on

breath work, gentle movement into shapes on a yoga mat, body scanning, mindfulness, self-reflection with writing exercises and a vision board activity. Participants do not have to attend all sessions, but each session will build upon information from the previous session. Yoga mats will be provided; participants should wear comfortable clothing to move in shapes throughout class and bring cash for workshop payment. No yoga experience is required. Join us!

To attend, RSVP to Ally Landry at amlandry5@gmail.com

Note: Space is limited; first-come, first served. Payments accepted in cash onsite at each session.

An elite Chester County PT

Board-Certified in

Women's Health (WCS)

The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) board certification. The “WCS” (meaning, letters behind one’s name) indicates that a physical therapist has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and unique to the area of women’s health practice. We are an elite therapy office in Chester County proudly earning the WCS distinction.

Our practice treats all aspects of women and men, from adolescence through later life stages such as menopause. Our pelvic services focus on pregnancy and postpartum issues, urinary/bowel incontinence, pelvic pain and gastrointestinal disorders (IBS/constipation) using our functional manual therapy approach.