Kate Mihevc Edwards, PT, DPT, OCS
Kate has been working with Jarryd since 2011. She has overseen all of his treatment since his competition in Mexico and will be traveling with him to most of his meets. They are working together to constantly keep Jarryd as healthy as possible to allow him to maintain the highest level of training leading up to the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Kate Mihevc Edwards is a 2009 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Emory University. She also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stonehill College with a double major in Communications and Fine Arts.
Following graduation Kate completed an Orthopaedic Residency at Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute in Chicago. She was one of less than 1500 physical therapists nationwide to complete this rigorous post-graduate training. She then returned to Atlanta where she worked as a staff physical therapist at the Sports Rehabilitation Center. Her patient population included adults with orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Kate was instrumental in developing and marketing a semi-annual injury prevention and sports performance running clinic as well as a ski/snowboarding clinic. Kate is currently a physical therapist at Back 2 Motion physical therapy.
Kate’s love of running extends outside the office, having competed in 12 marathons, including qualifying for the Boston marathon three times. She is currently in training for yet another marathon. She is also a running coach for Atlanta’s Rally Foundation and a team leader in the medical tent for the Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon.
It was running that brought Kate to the field of Physical Therapy, through shared injury experiences with her first running coach, a physical therapist. Kate’s interests lie in treating sports-related injuries. She is a member of both the Orthopaedic and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and the running special interest group. In addition to her residency training, Kate is trained in intramuscular manual therapy (trigger point dry needling) and a board certified orthopedic specialist.
Kate’s husband Brian, a native Atlantan, is also a marathon runner. They enjoy running and travelling together, including to Europe and Australia. Other than her husband, Kate’s favorite running partner and true love is her Wimaraner, Austin.