Katie Bayer, PT, DPT

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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 that during pregnancy, it is important to educate women on ways to manage their changing bodies, and also prepare for labor and delivery. In postpartum (no matter how many months or YEARS you are from your last baby), she believes every woman deserves a thorough assessment and follow up care.  She truly believes in a mind-body approach and that many emotional issues can live in the body. Katie knows the person is not just a list of symptoms, and the body as a whole needs to be treated in order to truly heal. 

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.

EDUCATION

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. 

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