Kimberly Gordon, MPT, graduated from Mayo Clinic's School of Health Related Sciences with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She began practicing in an outpatient sports medicine clinic in Sarasota, FL, where her caseload consisted of orthopedic and post-surgical clients, including older adults with torn knee and ankle ligaments, total joint replacements, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and gait dysfunction. She went on to manage a branch for that company in Bradenton, FL. Upon moving back to Rochester, MN, she spent time working in a local nursing home, helping to develop their short-term rehab program to increase the number of joint replacement patients in the facility and to better manage these patients as a team in the nursing home. She then moved into a home health physical therapy position, bringing innovative ideas to the patient returning from a hospital or nursing home stay after surgery or trauma, including many with new joint replacements.
She currently works at both the Rochester ActivePT office and the Plainview ActivePT office (managing the Plainview office) where she specializes in treating orthopedic patients both in and out of the therapy pool. Her specialty is treating pelvic, hip, and knee patients, and the majority of her patients come with women's health, orthopedic, and sports medicine complaints.
Kim has over 16 years of experience treating primarily orthopedic patients, with 12 of those years specializing in sports medicine. Kim also has numerous hours of continuing education, including SI joint dysfunction, shoulder rehabilitation presented by Kevin Wilk, pelvic floor training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute, and a certification course in Pilates training. She also taught a Pilates class at the Rochester Athletic Club and has developed specialized classes for the athletic club, including Back School, return to Pilates after rehabilitation, and prenatal Pilates.
Kim's area of specialty is the pelvis, hip, and knee. This includes pelvic floor dysfunction, low back and hip pain, total joint replacements, and SI dysfunction. She has trained for >7 years with Aquatic Therapy University, achieving lead instructor status under their extensive instructor's curriculum. Kim offers specialty training in the following through her affiliation with ActivePT:
o Back School
Kim lives in Rochester with her husband and two children. She enjoys playing soccer, biking, and running and has completed numerous half and full marathons.