Dr. Katie Goroncy PT, DPT, LMP, PYT-C
Katie graduated with her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Since this time, she has had clinical, volunteer, and teaching experience both abroad and in the states, in a variety of different settings including: outpatient orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics, acute hospital care, home health care, and yoga retreat/wellness centers. Katie began pursuing continued education in Eastern Healing modalities, including therapeutic yoga after witnessing the benefits her yoga practice brought to her own life. She began her therapeutic yoga journey in Victoria, British Columbia where she studied with Nikki Manzie at Pacific Rim College. Currently, Katie is studying and training with Ginger Garner, founder of the Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT) method: a post-graduate certification program in medical therapeutic yoga. PYT is an evidence-based training for health care professionals to use yoga in an integrative biopsychosocial model of assessment. (https://proyogatherapy.org/) With continued interest in fusing Eastern and Western techniques into her therapy practice, Katie has also studied Thai Yoga Massage, a system of unique and ancient bodywork developed in Thailand with extensive roots in the Indian healing arts, Yoga and Ayurveda. Wishing to share her knowledge and love for the art of healing, Katie also teaches anatomy and biomechanics classes and workshops, fusing her varied background of physical therapy, Yoga, Ayurveda, and Thai massage. Katie’s intention is to encourage and assist patients, clients, and students to bring more awareness to their physical, mental, energetic, and spiritual beings. Integrating both Western and Eastern techniques, she hopes to empower one’s ability to improve their overall health, wellness, and happiness to live his/her unique and individual life to the fullest.