Katie Duke, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Katie Duke completed her Doctorate of Physical therapy (DPT) at Idaho State University. Katie grew up in the Treasure Valley playing competitive soccer, which sparked her interest in health and fitness. She began her college education at University of South Carolina, where she received the Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Award for Academic Excellence while playing Division I soccer for the Gamecocks. She continued her soccer career at Boise State University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and the Western All Conference (WAC) All Academic Award.

She has continued her post doctorate education in orthopedics and manual therapy by completing an orthopedic residency in 2016 as well as earning her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certificate.

Katie is dedicated to helping her patients reach their personal goals and prevent future injury through manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, education, and functional strengthening. Katie has two children which has increased her interest in working with prenatal and post partum athletes. She hopes to continue her education in women’s health in order to improve her ability to keep moms active and meet their individual goals. Katie loves the outdoors and can usually be found running on the Greenbelt pushing at least one kid in a stroller.

Articles written by Katie Duke

Staying Healthy Throughout Fall Racing Season

Autumn is pretty ideal for running, so most runners plan their goal race in the fall. Runners should be close to their peak fitness after training all summer, but fall is when we typically see more injuries. As the summer ends and we get back to busier schedules, it is harder to fit in all those miles, let alone the extras to recover and prevent injuries. There are three critical activities runners should perform: dynamic warm ups, foam rolling, and core strengthening.

Fall Running: Time to Hit the Trails

As temperatures cool, many runners hit the trails. Combined with the fun of varied terrain, the vast colors of fall foliage, and the serenity trails have to offer, the autumn months are known for helping new runners fall in love with running and old runners renew their passion. Trail running, however, can be challenging in many ways.