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Dr. Kate Mihevc Edwards PT, DPT

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)

  • Intramuscular manual therapy (trigger point dry needling)

  • Redcord NEURAC

  • Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA)

  • Blood flow restriction training (BFR)

  • Osteopathic manual medicine from Michigan State University

  • Pilates trained through Balanced Body

  • Visceral manipulation

  • Running and endurance medicine

  • Bikefit training

  • 200 hour Yoga trained

  • Author and speaker

Highlights:

Endurance sports are part of Kate’s DNA. She is an accomplished athlete, author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. 

Running is where is all started for Kate.  Her first race was the Hyannis Half Marathon in 2003. She had no idea what she was doing. She did everything wrong: trained inconsistently, did a nine-mile-long run, wore brand new shoes, went out too fast...the list goes on. Though she finished in 1:46:34, she was sick for the next several hours, sore for days and subsequently ended up in physical therapy for a knee injury. Does any of this sound familiar?

Several years later, once in PT school, Kate qualified for and ran in the Boston Marathon three times and began dabbling in triathlon. Kate is 13-time marathon finisher and has also completed several sprint and Olympic triathlons. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 2009 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Following PT school, she moved to Chicago so she could do an orthopedic residency at Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute.  One of the first 1500 PTs in the country to do a residency, Kate frequently talks about how much she learned that year. 

Since that time, Kate has trained other residents in advanced clinical treatment, is adjunct faculty at Emory University, School of Medicine. She has been a faculty research advisor for research projects such as, looking at the biomechanics of running in relationship to dynamic warm-ups; guest lecturer in sports medicine courses, and in 2015 developed and began teaching an elective course called “The Endurance Athlete.” Additionally, she has mentored her colleagues, fellow PTs and PT students locally and nationally. Kate teaches running medicine courses in the United States and Canada.

Kate has published two books: Go Ahead, Stop and Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum and Racing Heart: A Runner's Journey of Love, Loss and Perseverance. She is the owner and co-host of the More Than Miles podcast. 

In 2015 Kate founded Precision Performance and Physical Therapy, the premier clinic for endurance athletes in Atlanta, GA. Her goal: create something different. Spaces where athletes could come and receive exactly what they needed without the influence of insurance companies. A place where athletes could be heard, understood, and treated with a whole health approach so that they could perform better and remain healthy. She also believed that a space could exist where healthcare providers could practice in a healthy collaborative environment away from perfectionism, burnout and compromise of their patient’s needs. 

Kate is actively involved in the running community. She is a core member of a multidisciplinary team that works with the Atlanta Track Club elites. She can often be found volunteering and leading a medical tent for the Peachtree Road Race or other races in the Atlanta area.

In 2016 Kate was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart disease, ARVC. She is no longer able to run or do triathlon but remains active in both communities. In addition to the book she authored about her journey, she leverages her position as an educator and a clinic owner to educate healthcare providers and athletes about cardiac disease in athletes. Because of her experience losing her athletic identify she truly understands what it is like to lose the ability to do what you love.

Kate is a former member of the Atlanta Triathlon Club and the Atlanta Track Club. She is a member of the American Academy of Manual Orthopedic Therapists (AAOMPT) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-Orthopedic Section, Sports Section and Running Special Interest group (RSIG).