Katrina graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2020, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Stanislaus in 2017. Katrina has a great interest in human biomechanics, manual therapy, women’s and adolescent/pediatric pelvic health, and treating vestibular conditions. Katrina plans to pursue additional training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and would like to expand her training in the areas of Women’s pelvic health, neurological conditions (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, SCI, etc), and the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).
Katrina enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. She believes in treating the whole person, not just the hole (or injury) in the person. She acknowledges that every person is unique and therefore needs a treatment approach that is specific to their needs and goals. Katrina’s goal is to inspire and empower her patients to be able to return to their pre-injury life with confidence, passion, and joy.
Katrina was adopted from Ethiopia, East Africa and is one of 15 children. She grew up on a farm in Patterson, California and has a dance background in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and African dance. Katrina loves learning and experiencing different cultures and enjoys exploring the outdoors, cooking, gardening, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.