Katie Bayer, PT, DPT
Katie Bayer, PT, DPT is a therapist with a focus in manual work and functional strengthening. She has a special interest in spine issues, women's pelvic floor dysfunction and treating pregnant and postpartum women, utilizing an array of hands-on techniques including soft tissue and joint mobilizations, myofascial release, cupping, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, along with Spinning Babies© techniques.
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 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. This may include examination of C-section incision, pelvic floor, diastasis recti, breathing mechanics, postures, and dysfunctional movement patterns- always with the goal to return you to your prior level of function and exercise.
In addition, other issues can pop up at any point in any other part of the body, and you deserve to live a life without pain or limited activity. Katie knows the person is not just a list of symptoms, and the entire body as a whole has to be treated in order to truly heal.
Katie lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, three energetic young daughters and 2 dogs, Liam and Lola.
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 training through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Spinning Babies©, Upledger Institute International, Barral Institute and the Institute of Physical Arts, among many others.