Katie Dufrene, PT, DPT, LAT —
Katie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for over 10 years. She was born and raised in Montgomery County. She was a competitive gymnast, and this led to a bit more physical therapy growing up than the average person may have had. She pursued a BS in Kinesiology from University of Maryland- College Park and began personal training and coaching for fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. She then went on to Shenandoah University earning a dual degree, a master's in athletic training and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Katie has worked with collegiate and professional athletes of all different sports (although there is a special place in her heart for gymnasts). She has worked with a variety of orthopedic conditions from post-operative treatments, to sprains and strains, to concussions. She holds certifications in functional movements screen/selective functional movement assessments, kinesiotaping and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation. She also enjoys pediatrics and sees everything from broken bones on the playground to general development delays and more. She has been a lead volunteer for the Special Olympics of Frederick's Young Athletes Program.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and three silly, kind and energetic boys, but marathon watching HGTV would be a close second!
Areas Of Expertise
General Orthopaedics / Sports
Functional Movement Screen
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
University of Maryland - College Park, BS in Kinesiology
Shenandoah University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Masters of Athletic Training