Katie Chen, DPT, OCS, COMT

Katie has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy since 2006 after graduating from Saint Louis University with a Masters in Physical Therapy.  A love of learning lead her to Marymount University to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008, while working full time.  She prefers a mix of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise in order to help patients reach their goals.  Since graduation, she has lived in Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois before the mountains called her out to Seattle in 2012.  An outdoor and travel enthusiast, Katie enjoys hiking, camping, softball, volleyball, rock climbing and walking with her dog, Madeline.  She lived abroad in Madrid, Spain during college and has traveled through Europe, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, along with most of our national parks. Most recently, Katie completed a rigorous training program to become a certified Pilates instructor.

Location: North Clinic (Ballard)



The PT treatment by Katie was excellent. Went to my first appointment using a cane for a damaged ham string and a few weeks later was walking around with no pain. The PT sessions and daily exercises made for a quick recovery. I would highly recommend Salmon Bay to anyone.

-Paul J

By default my daughter ended up at Salmon Bay Physical Therapy. I was a bit apprehensive. We went and it was one of the best PT experiences she has had. Katie was assigned to her and for my teenage daughter, she was a perfect fit. She gained my daughter's trust within 10 minutes of her appointment. Katie listened carefully, had a good understanding of our concerns and wishes in healing my daughter. She communicated in a way that we understood. When I discussed issues regarding exercises and expectations she was very direct and clear. We left having a defined plan that was easy to follow and thoughtful of my daughter's needs. Katie really focused in on the issues and got to work. As a parent, I truly appreciate Katie. You know she loves what she does!! And kudos to the administrative end of things as they have been amazingly helpful in dealing with the craziness of insurance. Thank you Salmon Bay for a great experience.

-Laura G

Katie is professional, capable, friendly. My arm seems to be responding well to the treatment and recommended exercises.

-Roy S.