Kathleen Ingalls, Owner, Mindful Motion Physical Therapy & Wellness

Kathleen Ingalls

Kathleen Ingalls spent her childhood in Martinez, California. She attended Humboldt State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, along with a music performance resume. After college, she traveled across the United States in pursuit of adventure, encompassing rock and mountain climbing, outdoor education for youth, and direction of wilderness backcountry and sea kayaking expeditions.   Settling in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kat worked as an aide in physical therapy and respite care settings, as well as a seasonal snowboarding instructor. After two years, she moved to Washington state to continue her therapy education, earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2005. Her therapeutic internship settings included outpatient and inpatient orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, and hand rehabilitation.   Kat now runs her own practice, Mindful Motion Physical Therapy & Wellness, in Kalispell, Montana. In addition, she works as an on-call physical therapist for Immanuel Lutheran Home and Heritage Place.   Kat is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. Her professional interests include prevention and treatment of musician performance injuries, sports-specific injuries, hand therapy, aquatic therapy, and geriatric rehabilitation. She is a certified Graston Technique provider and is pursuing certification in the Mulligan Concept and as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Kat presented her research, “Upper Extremity, Neck or Thoracic Neuromusculoskeletal Findings Among College Students: Comparison of Upper String Musicians and Non-Upper String Musicians,” at the Medical Problems of Musicians & Dancers Symposium in Aspen, Colorado.   Kat’s interests include snowboarding, fly fishing, rock and mountain climbing, backpacking, gardening, quilting, and playing the flute and saxophone. She and her husband Jon, along with their dogs Cooper and Chewie, live in Kila, Montana, and enjoy participating in community and recreational activities throughout the Flathead Valley.   More information about Kat and her practice is available from Cambridge Who’s Who.

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