Meet Kathleen Doehla
Kathleen Doehla, M.S. P.T. is a Vermont-licensed physical therapist. She has more than 19 years of experience in orthopedics/sports medicine, home care, and long term care. She also is a mom of three children, who were the inspiration for starting a home-based sports medicine and outpatient orthopedic clinic, and she is very thankful for her family’s love and support of the practice.
Kathleen brings to her practice a strong exercise and sports training background, advanced manual therapy training, a passion for biomechanics and neuroscience, and an understanding of the challenges of balancing the demands of training with a busy life, from amateur to elite levels. She graduated with honors from Hamilton College and received her M.S. degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1999. Kathleen has had intensive manual therapy training in spinal and joint mobilization techniques, myofascial release techniques and craniosacral therapy through the Center for Integrative Manual Therapy and the Upledger Institute, and has developed many of her own techniques based on the pioneering work of these two organizations. As a former high school and college athlete and 29 years of racing experience, she incorporates her lifelong background and love of exercise, sports and training to her practice. She has had the honor of working with clients from all walks of life, from those whom have never exercised before and would like to start a program, to high school, college and professional athletes and sports teams. In addition, Kathleen has trained with Kinesiotaping International and also is a certified Movability provider and RockDoc certified medical retailer for Rock Tape.
Kathleen is an XTERRA triathlete, a Stowe Master’s swimmer, a trail runner and mountain biker and loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and also unathletic activities such baking cookies and lying on the rug and watching movies. She knows how challenging it can be to prioritize your own health and maintain a healthy lifestyle when faced with the demands of a job and a family. A big focus of her practice is helping clients find that path to wellness.