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EDUCATION

New York University - DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Northeastern University - B.S in Biochemistry

CERTIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL THERAPY

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA®-CPT)
  • American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Barcelona Schroth Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) C1 Certified Therapist for Scoliosis 
  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Certification 1 +2B
  • Institute of Physical Art (IPA) Functional Mobilization 1 
  • RockTape FMT 1
  • Spinal Mobility Level 1 Certification 

YOGA

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) - 200hr from Back Bay Yoga Studio
  • Strala Yoga Teaching Intensive
  • Katonah Yoga: The Art of Adjustments with Abbie Galvin

PILATES

  • Core Pilates NYC Comprehensive Training Program  
  • Kinected Center: The Postpartum Client with Debra Goodman

ABOUT ME

My name is Kat Castro and I am a New York State licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA, a Pilates instructor, and a yoga teacher. I am a movement specialist.

I chose my career path as a physical therapist through my mid-college crisis in 2012 when I was studying for my MCAT to go to medical school. I was running and practicing yoga regularly to find solace and space.  I signed up for a yoga teacher training and found my love for studying and teaching movement through teaching yoga. I decided I wanted to make a difference in the healthcare community through movement and wellness promotion.

I currently practice at PhysioElements in Manhasset, LI and treat orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions. My interests include chronic pain, sports related injuries, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, pelvic floor dysfunctions, pre/post-natal population, and pediatrics.  I work with my patients to find the root of their problem and develop a comprehensive program incorporating exercise, manual techniques as necessary, neuromuscular education and functional training to help them reach their own goals. I believe every individual's program should be unique and utilize a whole body approach to plan my treatments. I offer Pilates, yoga and personal training sessions upon discharge to transition my patients from "rehab" to fitness.

When I am not teaching or treating, you can find me spending time in NYC with friends, training for half/full marathons, hiking, cooking, reading, traveling and cuddling at home with my cat, Mochi.

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