“I have always been fascinated with the amazing machine that is the human body and its innate ability to regenerate and heal itself with focus and care. I am passionate about empowering my patients by teaching them about their bodies. It is unfortunate that patients may feel embarrassed or shameful when suffering from dysfunction involving the pelvic floor. I enjoy equipping patients with the support and guidance needed for healing. No one should suffer in silence, and it is so rewarding to see the relief and gratitude on a patient’s face when they realize there is hope for change, and a better quality of life.”
Kate Schenk is a native of Indiana and began her path to being a PT at Purdue University. She went on to graduate in 2000 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and completed her Doctorate in 2005 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Over the past 17 years, she has worked in various settings including inpatient acute care, outpatient orthopedic, pediatric rehab, home health, skilled nursing facilities, a detox center and a naturopath’s office. Kate has had the privilege of treating patients ranging in age from newborn to 100+ years old in a variety of facilities from North Carolina to Arizona.
Kate is thrilled to be joining the team at Atlanta PT as a specialist in pelvic health, where she is surrounded by therapists who share her passion. Kate’s interest in pelvic health began early in her career and was further solidified through her experiences as a colon hydrotherapist, helping men and women with bowel disorders. Kate has received training in treating men and women with pelvic floor disorders through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, and continues to seek out opportunities to learn the best care for patients with even the most complex conditions.
In addition to her work as a PT, Kate is the mother to two active boys ~ Roman, who is 12 and Abram, who is 11. She also loves to be in nature and is a member of the Atlanta Outdoor Club with interest in road biking and hiking.