Kate Blankshain PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST | OWNER, RALLY PT

Kate is a physical therapist and the owner of Rally PT, which provides individualized, one-on-one treatment to help patients return to the activities they love. Before opening Rally PT, Kate worked at a large outpatient orthopedic clinic, working with Northwestern University athletes and students. At Rally PT, Kate uses a unique approach to combine prehabilitation and injury prevention strategies with solely one-on-one, individualized physical therapy care. Kate’s areas of interest include treating the overhead athlete, treating patients with low back pain, and helping patients with neurologic conditions transition from traditional inpatient physical therapy to working on general wellness and fitness goals.

Kate’s sports background, including varsity gymnastics and softball at New Trier High School and varsity softball at Williams College, has helped to develop her expertise in working with an athletic population. Kate’s patients have included:

  • Division I college athletes
  • Professional baseball pitchers
  • U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics national team members
  • Competitive artistic gymnasts
  • CrossFit athletes
  • Ironman athletes

Education:

  • Williams College—BA— English
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University — DPT
  • Graston provider
  • CPR/AED Certified

Sports:

  • Collegiate softball at Williams College
  • Chicago Marathon 2013
  • Numerous 5k/10k and Half Marathons B