Katie Bayer, PT, DPT
Katie Bayer, PT, DPT is a therapist with a focus on holistic manual therapy, along with functional strengthening. She has a special interest in women's pelvic floor dysfunction and treating pregnant and postpartum women, utilizing an array of techniques including craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, along with Spinning Babies© techniques to help prepare for labor and delivery.
After experiencing a C-section with twins, and several years later a VBAC, (vaginal birth after C-section), she experienced the need for help both during pregnancy and with the recovery process after birth. This set her on a path to help others going through the same. She started Transition Physical Therapy to create a safe space for women to connect to themselves and their own bodies, in a supportive environment. She loves getting to the root of each person's issues to help them heal and prevent future problems.
She believes in a mind-body approach, and joined forces with Megan MacCutcheon, a perinatal mental health therapist to create Perinatal Place, an online resource to provide education, resources and referrals to pregnant and postpartum families in our community.
Katie lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, three energetic young daughters and 2 rescue dogs, Liam and Lola. Though her roots are in New England, she feels so lucky to have found this wonderful, philanthropic community in which to raise her children.
Some of her favorite activities include walks and runs with friends, movie nights with her family, wine and conversation, hiking our many beautiful local trails and Maine beaches.
Katie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mary Washington College in 2002.
She has received extensive training through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Spinning Babies©, Upledger Institute International, Barral Institute and the Institute of Physical Arts, among many others.
Christine Chappell, PT MSPT
Christine Chappell, PT, MSPT is a physical therapist with a career spanning more than 20 years and an array of experiences that led to her passion for pelvic health, and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation. She believes in a holistic approach, focusing on empowering her patients through education and addressing the multisystem considerations involved in pelvic health.
Her three pregnancies, births and postpartum recoveries each involved unique complications that solidified her belief in the importance of pre and postnatal care. She utilizes these experiences, her orthopedic background, along with her extensive coursework in pelvic rehabilitation and manual therapy, including craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation, to restore her patients’ function and ensure their long term success. She loves helping women prepare for birth, recover in postpartum, and flourish throughout their entire life span.
Christine lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, their three children and their dog. She and her husband are both Michigan natives and University of Michigan Alums who live for Summers on the Great Lakes and Fall Football Saturdays.
Some of her favorite activities include reading a good book, running with her friends, and cheering on her kids who are all active in local sports.
Christine received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and the Cognitive Sciences from the University of Michigan in 1998.
She has a Certification in Pilates (Polestar Rehabilitation Specialist) and Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling as well as significant training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Barral Institute and Upledger International Institute.
Virtual Administrative Assistant
Jessie is a former physical therapist, who has transitioned out of direct patient care. She enjoys continuing to help patients in this supportive role and feels that her background makes her better able to connect with those seeking care at Transition.
After experiencing pubic symphysis dysfunction during pregnancy, and complications after a C-section with her son, she experienced both being the therapist and the patient. With a prolonged recovery, it became clear to her that using an integrated, whole body approach to healing was essential. She knows how important this holistic approach is, especially during pregnancy, postpartum, and into motherhood.
Jessie lives in New Jersey with her husband, young son, and Belgian Shepherd, Gryffin. She actually used to work at the same hospital that Katie did in New Jersey, just not at the same time!
Some of her favorite activities include reading a good book, long walks or hikes, and visiting local New Jersey and Pennsylvania farms.