Meet the Clinical Team: Amy

Amy is a physical therapist focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to improve their quality of life.

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Meet Amy!

Amy is a physical therapist focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to improve their quality of life. She specializes in chronic complex musculoskeletal, neurological, and pelvic conditions utilizing a psychologically-informed and evidence-based approach.

We sat down with Amy to learn more about her career, passions, goals, and personal favorites.

Did you always know you wanted to be in healthcare?

In kindergarten I was quite obsessed with becoming a farmer, even dressing up as a cow for Halloween. However, it didn’t stick. I was destined to be in healthcare because of my love for medicine and deeply connecting with people. I didn’t always know I would become a PT specifically, but I’m so thankful it played out that way.

I worked, volunteered, shadowed, and interned in many other health professions before deciding on PT, which helped me to feel confident in my choice.

Why did you decide to study physical therapy?

The moment I knew I would dedicate my career to physical therapy was during a medical mission trip in Kenya, Africa. During this trip, I was still in the process of narrowing down which healthcare profession was right for me. One of the doctors asked what I loved most about the field of medicine. I told them I love learning why people do what they do, the complexity of the human mind and body, solving puzzles, and most importantly listening to people tell their stories.

Through conversation, we narrowed in on the field of PT because of the depth of connection you get with patients and it addressed all of the things I love about medicine. I went to graduate school less than a year after that trip and am forever grateful for that conversation.

How many years have you been in healthcare?


What is the most rewarding part of your job?


I love learning about the people I am lucky enough to treat. I enjoy getting deeper and learning about their goals, motivations, values, support system, and what makes them who they are as an individual.

Learning about the constantly evolving pain science field.

Learning from the knowledgeable health practitioners I get to regularly collaborate with, such as psychologists, health coaches, and physicians.

Every day I am learning, which is all I could ask for in a job.

What is the most common misconception about pain management?

Pain management only needs to address the physical aspects of an injury.

Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?

I love to camp, hike, and listen to music (both live concerts and on my record player). I also love to write, read, and listen to podcasts.

Do you have any pets?

I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Morrison (Mo)

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

You don’t have to compromise your convictions to be compassionate

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I would continue to road trip through the United States. I have camped/adventured through almost 30 states with my dog and have so much more to explore!

About Kaia Health

Kaia’s digital therapy app offers 24/7 access to a clinically validated program and access to coaches and PTs to help alleviate back, neck, muscle, or joint pain. Through only a smartphone or tablet, Kaia’s technology guides members through proper exercise and provides real-time feedback on movements as accurately as a physical therapist.

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