Kathleen McCauley PT, DPT, OCS
Kathleen graduated in 2004 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Certification in Manual Therapy in 2012, from Evidence in Motion (EIM). Kathi is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Along with her clinical work, she enjoys working as a lab instructor in the Physical Therapy program at American International College, Springfield MA. In this environment, she assists in the education and development of skills for upcoming physical therapy professionals. She is well versed in manual techniques and orthopedic rehabilitation. Kathi has worked in a variety of settings, allowing exposure to different treatment types and theories for a well rounded and individualized approach to treatment.
I want to say "Thanks" for taking the time to come visit the IOPT website, I hope you like what you see. IOPT is an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Amherst, MA, which opened in the community in 2015.
What sets this clinic apart from other clinics is that physical therapists, personally work with our patients throughout their experience, providing 45 minute, one-to-one care, with a patient centered approach. We recognize the importance of treating the whole person, seeking to address the origin of the issue not just the symptoms of a patient’s condition. We believe that social, emotional and behavioral health all have significant impacts on physical well being, and we work to help patients access resources to address these components of health. We seek to create an engaging and fun environment to enhance the participation and motivation of our patients. IOPT's objective is to be a the leader in providing effective and efficient outpatient physical therapy to patients and to be an active collaborative member of the healthcare community.
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Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using individualized treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, (like IOPT), home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist provides services.
To provide integrated and comprehensive physical therapy care, with personal and compassionate treatment based on our core values.
Using honest and ethical principles to guide our practice and interactions.
Recognizing we are one aspect of a team.
Valuing differences and individuality.
Continuous desire for knowledge and growth.
Being receptive to alternative views and unique answers.