Kai Pedersen PT
Kai has worked closely with Orthopedic surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and other professionals in the area for more than 17 years. He is active with continuing education in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy. Kai is a member of the American Association of Physical Therapy (Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections), the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. His educational background includes an Associates in Zoology, Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Gerontology, and a Masters in Physical Therapy. His graduate research was in the area of ergonomics.
Kai believes in educating every patient about their diagnosis; from anatomy to treatment protocols. There is a constant flow of new research in Physical Therapy.
Patient participation is important to Kai in order to achieve optimal results in as short as time period as possible. He is familiar with surgical procedures and treatment protocols for each procedure. Patients are given the tools needed to work on their program at home; he can even send home exercises through the internet.
When not in the clinic, Kai enjoys working with his wife Jean on their small farm nearby and getting away on fishing trips. He appreciates his improved lifestyle gained from a hip replacement.
Kathleen Rafferty, PT
Kathleen has over 25 years of clinical experience in athletic training and physical therapy. She has worked in all levels of care including schools, acute care, home health care, acute rehabilitation hospital, and outpatient settings. He main work experience is in outpatient orthopedics for the past 17 years. Her primary interests are in adolescent orthopedics/sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation. Recent studies have been in Movment Impairment Syndromes where evaluation and treatment are focused on changing movement patterns vs. exercises.
Kathleen received her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and her Master’s of Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University. She is an APTA member. With a background in education, she feels educating the patient is a big part of the PT treatment plan and is excellent at customizing exercise programs for her patients.
Kathleen enjoys spending time outdoors with her children and likes to hike, kayak, sit quietly and plays soccer.
Selina is our Office Manager. She is the person responsible for greeting people and managing the front office including billing. She has 22 years of secretarial work and also knows how to make people feel welcome.
She and her husband love to boat and fish, they can often be found on Blue Marsh Lake on their pontoon boat with family and friends throughout the summer months. She is an active gardener, cook, and family support person.
Matt is originally from Minnesota, but he has travelled the country extensively for his 16 years as a PTA and has spent the past 6 years in Lancaster County where he has worked with Kathleen and our aide, Cindy Ulrich. He has a vast range of experiences and skills from his extensive coursework and continuing education. He enjoys working with people of all ages and problem solving to get the best result for the work that his patients put into their sessions.
He enjoys travelling, photography, and history. He has enjoyed recent trips to Hawaii and visiting many of the Civil War Battlegrounds.