Meet Our Therapists

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Dr. Katie Bayer, Director of Women’s Health, is a therapist with a focus in manual work and functional strengthening. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, pelvic floor dysfunction and treating pregnant and postpartum women, along with visceral manipulation and dry needling.  She believes that during pregnancy, it is important to educate women on ways to manage their changing bodies, and also prepare for labor and delivery.  In postpartum (no matter how many months or YEARS you are from your last baby), she believes every woman deserves a thorough assessment and follow up care.  This may include examination of – C-section incision, pelvic floor, diastasis rectus, breathing mechanics, postures, and dysfunctional movement patterns- always with the goal to return to prior level of function and exercise.She has received training through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, the Barral Institute and the Institute of Physical Arts, among many others.

She brings a diversity of knowledge to Concierge Physical Therapists and has spent time in an array of physical therapy settings, including hospital-based PT, rehabilitation, and outpatient facilities, along with experience as a massage therapist.  This background has helped her to treat the individual as a whole, instead of just an injury.

Katie earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Mary Washington College, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. Katie lives in Fall Church, VA with her husband, three energetic young daughters and dog Mack.

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Dr. Sarah Wilson earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, V.A. in 2014 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011 from East Carolina University.

Sarah practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. While she treats spinal and peripheral joint disorders among people of all age groups, Sarah specializes in treating patients who suffer from post-concussion syndrome and vestibular disorders. She is passionate about her work and will go above and beyond to help individuals maximize function and regain independence. 

Sarah is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA). She is a Board Certified Direct Access Provider, enabling her patients to see her without a referral from another practitioner. 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, high-intensity workouts and traveling. She was a nationally ranked gymnast and continues to find her motivation in working hard in order to see results.

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Dr. Kaitlyn Bianco earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science with a certificate in Kinesiology in 2012.

Kait has treated in a variety of settings including both outpatient orthopedics and inpatient rehabilitation with a focus on treatment of neurological patients. Kait is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Kait also uses manual therapy techniques to improve her patient’s functional mobility and quality of life.

In her free time, Kait enjoys exploring DC and the surrounding areas. She played collegiate volleyball at Penn State Behrend for two years. She continues to enjoy playing in various leagues throughout DC and playing in tournaments, both locally and nationally.

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Dr. Julie Janes received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Evansville in 2006 and her Doctorate of physical therapy from Marymount University in 2009.  Julie has been practicing in an outpatient physical therapy setting for the last decade, initially working with general neurological and orthopedic conditions as well as runner rehabilitation before beginning to specialize in pelvic floor physical therapy in 2012.  Treatment of  pregnancy and postpartum diagnoses, pelvic pain, dyspareunia, urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are among some of Julie’s expertise.  Julie enjoys empowering new mothers to optimize their health and wellness both when working in a one-on-one therapeutic relationship and through various community outreach programs. 

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Elizabeth Edwards, DPT, CMTPT, graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.  She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2008, with a specialty in orthopedics.  

Since graduating, Elizabeth has been working in outpatient orthopedic clinics in New York and the Northern Virginia area.  Based on her history as an athlete she has spent her time treating sports and overuse injuries, chronic pain, and headaches. 

Elizabeth has furthered her education in manual therapy techniques including trigger point dry needling, craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization, and functional manual therapy techniques from the Institute of Physical Art.  In addition to her physical therapy training, Elizabeth has been teaching at a local yoga studio, focusing on integrating anatomy knowledge into yoga workshops.  She is beginning yoga teacher training this summer.  

Elizabeth is originally from Massachusetts and enjoys rooting for all Boston/New England sports teams!

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Kinnari Patel, PT, DPT, CLT is a manual therapist with focus on pelvic health and lymphedema management. Kinnari graduated with Masters in Health Science with concentration in PT from Long Island University in NYC in May 2005 and went on to receive her doctorate in PT from LIU in 2009. Her early experience as a PT includes a vast array of settings, including surgical and neurological rehabilitation with adults with multiple diagnoses, as well as in the NICU, caring for both premature babies and their mothers. In 2009, Kinnari started her pelvic health training with the American Physical Therapy Association and Herman and Wallace, taking a myriad of courses to educate herself in treating bladder and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, myofascial pain, interstitial cystitis, pregnancy related pain and incontinence, and postpartum issues such as diastasis recti. She was also fortunate enough to be mentored by a renowned pelvic floor expert while in NYC where she furthered her clinics skills in pelvic health. In 2011, Kinnari started working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center full time in an outpatient clinic primarily seeing patients with a history of gynecological and breast cancer. Here she furthered her training and became certified in lymphedema management. Kinnari has taken extensive courses through Barral Institute for visceral mobilization, as well as the Institute for Physical Arts to further her manual training. Kinnari continues to take continuing education courses to improve her manual skills and treatment of pelvic health for both men and women as she believes learning never stops. She believes that in order for her to be a better therapist for her patients improving her knowledge is key.

 
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Dr. Ernest Brown is a Washington, DC native, family physician, and founder of the house call medical provider, Doctors To You. While in medical school, a young Dr. Brown predicted a life in the emergency room; however, after mentorship by one of the country’s leading house call doctors, things changed. This experience working in homes rather than in clinics steered his focus from being a run-of-the-mill hospital employee, to fulfilling his purpose as a true caregiver by staying connected to the community that made him.

In 2015, Doctors To You was born with the mission to rebuilding the doctor-patient relationship, giving patients the care they deserve. Today, it’s a burgeoning movement in the DC area, providing both residents and visitors seamless access to quality care without having to go out and find it—the doctor comes to you! “I greatly enjoy providing both traditional and charitable house calls. I have a distinctive and patient-centric vision of how house calls should be practiced and have spent my career bringing that vision to life.”

Old-fashion? Maybe. But with Doctors To You, Dr. Brown is spearheading the return of the house call, and has achieved local and national recognition for his outstanding service by outlet such as: The Today Show, NPR, and The Washington Post.

Visit doctorstoyou.com to learn more about Doctors To You and Dr. Ernest Brown.
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Kinnari Patel, PT, DPT, CLT is a manual therapist with focus on pelvic health and lymphedema management. Kinnari graduated with Masters in Health Science with concentration in PT from Long Island University in NYC in May 2005 and went on to receive her doctorate in PT from LIU in 2009.  Her early experience as a PT includes a vast array of settings, including surgical and neurological rehabilitation with adults with multiple diagnoses, as well as in the NICU, caring for both premature babies and their mothers.  In 2009, Kinnari started her pelvic health training with the American Physical Therapy Association and Herman and Wallace, taking a myriad of courses to educate herself in treating bladder and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, myofascial pain, interstitial cystitis, pregnancy related pain and incontinence, and postpartum issues such as diastasis recti. She was also fortunate enough to be mentored by a renowned pelvic floor expert while in NYC where she furthered her clinics skills in pelvic health.  In 2011, Kinnari started working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center full time in an outpatient clinic primarily seeing patients with a history of gynecological and breast cancer. Here she furthered her training and became certified in lymphedema management.  Kinnari has taken extensive courses through Barral Institute for visceral mobilization, as well as the Institute for Physical Arts to further her manual training. Kinnari continues to take continuing education courses to improve her manual skills and treatment of pelvic health for both men and women as she believes learning never stops. She believes that in order for her to be a better therapist for her patients improving her knowledge is key.

Kinnari Patel, PT, DPT, CLT is a manual therapist with focus on pelvic health and lymphedema management. Kinnari graduated with Masters in Health Science with concentration in PT from Long Island University in NYC in May 2005 and went on to receive her doctorate in PT from LIU in 2009.

Her early experience as a PT includes a vast array of settings, including surgical and neurological rehabilitation with adults with multiple diagnoses, as well as in the NICU, caring for both premature babies and their mothers.

In 2009, Kinnari started her pelvic health training with the American Physical Therapy Association and Herman and Wallace, taking a myriad of courses to educate herself in treating bladder and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, myofascial pain, interstitial cystitis, pregnancy related pain and incontinence, and postpartum issues such as diastasis recti. She was also fortunate enough to be mentored by a renowned pelvic floor expert while in NYC where she furthered her clinics skills in pelvic health.

In 2011, Kinnari started working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center full time in an outpatient clinic primarily seeing patients with a history of gynecological and breast cancer. Here she furthered her training and became certified in lymphedema management.

Kinnari has taken extensive courses through Barral Institute for visceral mobilization, as well as the Institute for Physical Arts to further her manual training. Kinnari continues to take continuing education courses to improve her manual skills and treatment of pelvic health for both men and women as she believes learning never stops. She believes that in order for her to be a better therapist for her patients improving her knowledge is key.