Kaitlin Ley, PT, DPT, CSCS

by | November 9, 2017

Email: khartnett@3dpt.com

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
  • Bachelors of Rehabilitation Sciences, Northeastern University
  • Seneca High School

 
Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 
Additional Experience

  • Northeastern University training room sports medicine intern

 
Treatment areas of interest and specialties

Post ops!  I love to see the progression of strength and healing in patients recovering from surgery.

Why I became a Physical Therapist

My interest in the physical therapy profession started through my love of playing multiple sports (field hockey, lacrosse, and ice hockey) and spending time as an athletic training intern where I really appreciated the movements our bodies are capable of! I then realized PT could be so much more than sports as I watched some of my family members go through a very different journey of rehab to overcome illness and the positive impact PT had on their lives. I also have to thank 3DPT owners, Ken and Jeff, for allowing me to work with them in my high school and early college years to gain experience in the field. My time with them early on in my journey really motivated me to become the best therapist I can be!

What do you feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist? 

I think the most important qualities are listening, adaptability and application so that you can turn your patient’s needs into a solution. Connecting with patients on a personal level by listening to their own passions, goals, and even fears will help the therapist develop a treatment plan that is optimal for a successful outcome! Having the anatomy and physiology knowledge to adapt treatment plans and apply patient goals to functional movements is crucial whether it be to perform a high level sport, walk independently without falls in their home, or just return to daily activities without pain.

Personal interests/hobbies
 

  • I love cheering on the Flyers and all the Philadelphia sports teams
  • Having lived in Michigan, Arizona, New York City and Boston, my husband and I love exploring new places and traveling! You can find us hiking, relaxing on the beach, or walking around a new city. We also are huge Disney fans so we try to make a trip to Disney World whenever we can!
  • I love spending time throwing the Frisbee to our energetic border collie Rory or taking long walks with our playful puppy Birdie.
  • Field hockey has always been a passion of mine and I’m glad I can pass on my knowledge coaching the Seneca youth field hockey team during the fall season!