Katie Okun, PT, DPT

Katie Okun , PT, DPT

[Physical Therapist]
[Doctor of Physical Therapy]

Katie is a certified yoga instructor and sometimes modern dancer who earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2015. She landed in the physical therapy field following an eclectic career path in yoga, fitness, the performing arts, and social services. She transitioned to a career in physical therapy as a way to marry her interests in anatomy and physical function with a lifelong desire to be of service to others. After graduation, she took a position in a small clinic with a focus on manual therapy and a specialty in dance medicine. Katie started working at MTI Physical Therapy’s Fremont clinic in 2019 and is currently continuing her education in manual therapy and exercise progression as a resident in the Orthopedic Manual Therapy program at the Ola Grimsby Institute.

Katie is passionate about providing intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful care to people experiencing pain and dysfunction. As a yoga instructor, Katie taught adaptive, trauma-informed yoga to young people experiencing significant life challenges, in addition to teaching in studios and training other yoga instructors. She believes in the body’s potential for healing and improved performance and enjoys supporting people in the process of discovering new ways of moving and being in the body. She has been involved with local volunteer efforts through Street Yoga, Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine (SeaPAM), and Dance for Parkinsons.

Outside the clinic, Katie enjoys relaxing with her husband and two young children. She finds embodiment and satisfaction in the pursuits of yoga, dance, biking, hiking, swimming, and lifting weights.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington (2015)
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Source, Richmond and Charlottesville, VA (2003)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (2002)

Credentials:

  • PT: Physical Therapist
  • DPT: Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)