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Katie Okun

DPT

Katie Okun, DPT

Katie’s diverse professional background as a yoga instructor and social worker brings a wealth of unique knowledge to her physical therapy practice. Her patients truly benefit from her compassionate hands-on and individualized approach to PT. Katie enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, including orthopedic, sports, and dance-related injuries, low back and SI joint pain, postural dysfunction, pelvic pain, and women’s health.

Prior to earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, Katie spent nearly a decade providing social services to adults with disabilities, homeless, runaway, foster care youth, and in hospice care. Katie has taught both classical and adaptive yoga in a variety of studio and community settings. She continues to work as a Lead Trainer for Street Yoga, a non-profit providing trauma-informed yoga to youth.

Outside the clinic, Katie enjoys relaxing with her husband and young son. Her interests include practicing yoga, dancing, resistance training, hopping on her road bike on a sunny day, and traveling to discover new places for hiking, amazing views, and great food.

Board Certification

Physical Therapy

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

Community Outreach

Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine

Dance for Parkinsons

Street Yoga

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington (2015)

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (1998)

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Source, Richmond and Charlottesville, VA (2003)

Happy Patients

Brenna Murray is amazing! I had been having lateral knee pain whenever I ran and needed to get better for an upcoming half-marathon. Brenna took the time to listen and understand my experience, pain, and needs. She was thorough, patient, and insightful during each stage of my evaluation and treatment. Her sunny personality and good humor set me at ease while her determination and resolve challenged me to try new exercises and get stronger. My knee is better and I’m an improved runner because of her expertise, diligence, and encouragement. If you are looking for a physical therapist, I strongly recommend Brenna.

Jenna H.

Hands down, the best PT I've ever been to. Laura is a wonderful, upbeat person and and amazing therapist, and unlike many PT's she spends the entire hour with you. She's also very good with difficult cases. I've had an ongoing back issue for several years and have tried everything. I'd pretty much given up on ever really getting better. In one month Laura helped me more than anyone else had been able to.

Tanya J.

Katie was fantastic throughout the entire process. I had a grade 3 sprain in which I snapped a ligament and now am trail running again. They were always prepared and professional. Really know what they are doing and wonderful people!

Erica Y.

It was clear from the get-go that each exam and treatment is thorough, which I appreciated. Katie's demeanor and encouragement also made recovery much less burdensome than I anticipated, as back pain can be no fun. I also really appreciated her attention to detail (beyond just vague don't-slouch-advice) and easy explanations, as it really helped me to better understand some pitfalls for my back in everyday movement (and couch-potato-non-movement) and ways I can proactively strengthen muscles for my back. I just hope I can retain it all going into the future.

Roger H.