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)

  • Osteopathic manual medicine from Michigan State University

  • Pilates trained through Balanced Body

  • Visceral manipulation

  • Running and endurance medicine

  • Bikefit training

  • Yoga injuries

  • Author and speaker

Highlights:

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. Several years later Kate now trains other residents in advanced clinical treatment.

 

In 2014, Kate became a mom!  She remained active during her pregnancy, running until she was 36 weeks pregnant, and then finally gave in and walked instead.  Her experience with running during pregnancy and returning to running postpartum sparked a new interest in helping other moms continue their love for running. She investigates running trends in moms, injury prevention and healthy running postpartum then integrates what she learns in articles and blogs. In Spring 2019 her book Go Ahead, Stop and Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum will be available to help other moms keep doing what they love!

 

In 2015 Kate founded Precision Performance and Physical Therapy. Her goal: create something different. Spaces where athletes could come and receive exactly what they needed without the influence of insurance companies. She 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 was a team lead in the medical tent for the Peachtree Road Race, in the medical tent for the Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon and 10-Miler for several years. Kate is adjunct faculty at Emory University, School of Medicine in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. 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 taught her colleagues, fellow PTs and PT students locally and nationally how to successfully analyze and improve running form, as well as successfully treat injured runners and triathletes. 

 

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. She wrote Racing Heart: A Runner's Journey of Love, Loss and Perseverance, as a coping mechanism and to raise awareness about heart disease in athletes. Additionally, 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). She is also a mentor for therapists that want to specialize in running medicine through the RSIG.

LOCATIONS

ATLANTA

1145 Zonolite rd. Suite 10

Atlanta, GA 30306

Email: admin@precisionpt.org

Tel: 770-842-1418

Fax: 404-829-1239

SERENBE

Mado One Building

11090 Serenbe Ln, Suite 310 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Email: admin@precisionpt.org

Tel: 770-842-1418

Fax: 404-829-1239

Clinic Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm 

Sat-Sun: Closed

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Clinic Hours:

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

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