Dr. Catherine Wycoff, PT, DPT, GCFP, CERP

Catherine Wycoff, owner and exceptional care provider with Kinetic Balance, graduated from Liège University in Belgium in 1989 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2008.

She began her career in Laos in 1989 where she spent two years treating people living with disabilities and amputees, and teaching Physical Therapy as resident representative of Handicap International. Following her work in Laos, Catherine came to the U.S. where she specialized in orthopedics with an emphasis on back and neck problems and sports injuries which led her to become trained in myofascial release.

Because her husband’s job required them to live overseas, she volunteered and established private physical therapy practices in Laos, Taiwan, China, Burma, and Austria.

In 2000 Catherine graduated from the Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Program in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a children’s mastery program in the Anat Baniel Method in 2010.

Returning to the U.S. in 2007, Catherine established her current private practice and worked with both adults and children with orthopedic and neurological issues, becoming a therapeutic riding instructor and a hippotherapy clinical specialist.

In 2015, she became a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee and added horse rehabilitation to her services.

From 2016 to 2020 Catherine worked part time for The World Bank in Washington, DC as an ergonomics consultant in charge of overseas offices.

Recently, she added USEF Licensed Official as a Paralympics Classifier to her extensive list of qualifications.

A lifelong horse lover, rider, and owner, Catherine lives with her family on a small farm in Loudoun County in Virginia with three horses, one dog, and a barn cat.

Treatment Philosophy

Catherine believes:

  • Her patients should be in control of every aspect of their treatment, and therefore she provides you with all the information you need to make informed decisions. There are no stupid questions and no maximum number of times something can be clarified.  Catherine is willing to discuss any issue with patients until you understand it thoroughly.
  • Pain should not be part of your treatment.
  • If you know what you do, you can do what you want. This is a quote from Dr. Feldenkrais that means that you can only do what you want if you are aware of what you are doing in the first place.
  • Working collaboratively with you and never giving up—we will make you better.
  • By the end of each session, you should have learned a bit more about how to use yourself efficiently and without pain.
  • No one should ever stop learning. Catherine continues to expand her knowledge and expertise to bring the latest proven techniques to her patients to serve them best.

Human Certifications

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist
  • Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
  • Anat Baniel Method for Children Practitioner
  • USEF Paralympics Classifier
  • Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist

Equine Certifications

  • Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner
  • Sure Foot Equine Stability Program 4 Hoof Practitioners
  • Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Catherine is a member of:

  • The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Path International
  • The American Hippotherapy Association (AHA)
  • The Feldenkrais Guild of North America (FGNA)
  • Kinesio Taping Association International (KTA)
  • USEF

BEMER devices are designed to temporarily increase local blood circulation in healthy muscles and stimulate muscles in order to improve and facilitate performance. Better circulation means better health and a better life.

Kinetic Balance incorporates BEMER devices into both human and equine rehabilitation sessions as appropriate.

Contact Catherine to explore how she can help you or your horse put an end to your pain and enjoy a better quality of life.

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