Kathleen Burns


Physical Therapist


Kathleen (Kat) graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2014 and graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies, also from Ithaca College in 2012. She is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, a Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Kat works with TAI’s Clinical Education Department as a Key Mentor and especially loves sharing her expertise in manual therapy, breathing, scoliosis, and yoga. She has helped spearhead TAI’s BreathWorks program and teaches coursework in this area. Kat is passionate about teaching and mentoring to help promote the field of physical therapy.

Kat enjoys anything outdoors. She is a graduate of Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Kat also has experience with horseback riding, especially hunter/jumper and dressage. She is a certified yoga instructor and primarily does vinyasa flow. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but is happy to now call Eugene home.

Board Certifications

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Additional Certifications

Certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist

Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy


Ithaca College, Doctorate in Physical Therapy


Cleveland, OH

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
This article explores the impact of the most common breathing dysfunction, hyperventilation (AKA over breathing) on oxygenation and reviews specific considerations for women.
It’s not a stretch to believe that poor posture and back pain can negatively impact breathing. But did you know that the opposite is also true? Poor breathing can lead to poor posture and back pain!
Many people struggle with the question of whether to prioritize sleep or exercise. The quick and easy answer (when you are really in a bind), is prioritize sleep. However, both sleep and exercise are very important to our overall wellness.

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