Kate Hamilton, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S.

Physical Therapist


Children's at North Druid Hills

shirleykate.hamilton@choa.org

Languages Spoken:English, Spanish
Education and Training
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Emory University, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Science: Hendrix College, 2006.

Interests
  • Gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, dance and theater
  • Post-trauma/post-acute care rehabilitation and return to sport
  • Springboard diving
  • Softball
  • Dry needling

Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association

    Certification
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Rehabilitation of young athletes with safe return to sport and injury prevention of sports related injuries
  • Professional growth through continuing education programs, focused on sports related injuries and the adolescent population

Career Highlights
  • Worked for 3 years as a physical therapist for professional dancers and actors on touring Broadway productions, including The Lion King: Broadway, Wicked: National Tour, Come Fly Away: Las Vegas, Fela! National Tour, Sleep No More (NYC), Traces (NYC), and War Horse: National Tour
  • Worked multiple years at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, a large acute care pediatric hospital, including pediatric intensive care, transplants, orthopaedics, oncology, and neurology.
  • Published in APTA Perspectives Magazine, “Doorways to Leadership”, Feb 2013.
  • Published in The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Jan 2011, Volume 519, Issue 1, pages 21–33, Misdirection of regenerating axons and functional recovery following sciatic nerve injury in rats.
  • Emory University Director’s Award for Academic Excellence, 2009
  • Emory University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Award for Excellence in Leadership, 2009
  • Pamela A. Catlin Award for Excellence in Critical Inquiry (Research) – Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, 2009