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Kaitlyn Colgan, PT, DPT, SCS

Physical Therapy

About Kaitlyn Colgan

Kaitlyn “Katie” Colgan is a two-time University of Pittsburgh graduate, completing both her B.S. in Rehabilitation Science with a certificate in Pathokinesiology and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the institution. In order to follow her passion of working with athletes she then segued into a sports residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital/Northeastern University. Through this experience, she provided Physical Therapy services for the MGH Sports physical therapy clinic as well as Northeastern Division 1 Athletics, working with all sports but with a focus on Men's Hockey and Women's basketball. Katie has since obtained her Sports Clinical Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties to hone her clinical practice towards evaluating and rehabilitating athletes.

Katie’s primary clinical interests are the lower extremity (hip, knee and ankle) as well as the shoulder. She enjoys working with a variety of athletes of all levels and sports but has a special interest in hockey players.

Outside of clinical care, Katie also serves on leadership for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy as the Vice Chair for the Membership Team and the Practice Lead of the Knee Special Interest Group. She has presented at the local, state, regional and national levels. Katie functions as adjunct faculty with both New York Institute of Technology’s and University of Pittsburgh’s physical therapy departments. She enjoys educating and mentoring students and clinicians, both inside the classroom and out, to facilitate improved clinical care and optimal patient outcomes.


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