Kathe Wallace has practiced physical therapy since 1976, focusing on pelvic floor rehabilitation since 1988. As a nationally recognized leader in the pelvic floor specialty of physical therapy, she evaluates and treats many types of conditions referred to her by medical specialists in orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, gynecology, gastroenterology and colorectal surgery.
Kathe’s undergraduate training at UCLA in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) complements her physical therapy practice. She has a special interest in assessing for faulty movement patterns, muscle dysfunction, and posture or joint alignment problems that can impair recovery from surgery or low back, hip, sacroiliac and pelvic pain conditions in women and men. She has studied with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Kathe had the privilege to study the Discover Physio Integrated Systems Model with LJ Lee and Diane Lee in 2012. This approach integrates knowledge from multiple sources with the aim of treating the whole person in the context of achieving optimum health.
For 15 years Kathe practiced at Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seattle, where she was able to learn from many doctors, nurses and midwives and was honored with the VMMC Outstanding Employee award in 1991. She have served as the Washington state representative for the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2006, she was honored to receive the state physical therapy association (PTWA) Clinical Excellence Award.
In 1990, Kathe began teaching physical therapists about pelvic floor function and dysfunction. Part of her calling in life is to promote the role of physical therapy in pelvic floor dysfunction by teaching others.
In 2001, after 25 years of practice, Kathe started her own business to support her practice philosophy. Her goal is to figure out the cause of your problem and provide you with treatment and a home care plan. Her extensive experience means that she can usually treat your problem with fewer appointments. She has an eclectic background of patient care including biofeedback, outpatient pain management, movement system based orthopedic treatment and manual therapy.