Ostertag, PT PCS, is a pediatric physical therapist at Kindering Center,
an early intervention center that provides therapy to children from birth
to three years of age, located in Bellevue, WA. Since graduating with her
PT degree at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, she has been a PT in
a variety of pediatric settings including: school districts, private practice,
hospital settings and with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Trish most enjoys working with children between the ages of 6 months and
2 years of age, because of the rapid progression of gross motor skills that
kids learn during that time. It brings her personal joy to see children
take their first steps and learn to walk.
Throughout her career, Trish has focused her studies on cerebral palsy, prematurity, adaptive seating, sensory integration and creating a strong young child. She is a member of the APTA, and a clinical instructor. Trish was certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS) in 2003, by APTA.
Kathy Day, DPT, Kathy Day, DPT, works at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She primarily works in the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Her patients typically range in age from young toddlers to teenagers preparing for college. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with her doctorate of physical therapy.
She has always wanted to work in pediatrics because of the challenge it brings. It's not just about having fun and making kids like you, but figuring out ways to make "getting stronger" pertinent to them, so that they stay motivated and continue to work hard in therapy.
She enjoys the faster pace of a hospital, and working with many different families and diagnoses on a daily basis. Working in the rehab unit, she feels privileged to be able to work with families in the midst of hard trials. It requires a lot of trust, and she is always honored to be part of the transition between when a child is first admitted to the hospital, and helping them prepare for life back at home.
Kathie Washington, PT, PhD, has worked at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) since 1981, and is currently the Discipline Leader in Physical Therapy. Her previous work settings have included a hospital, school district, and birth to three center. Kathie's clinical work at CHDD includes working in the Child Development Clinic and the High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington. She has taught pediatric and lifespan content, and enjoys mentoring graduate students.
Although she enjoys her roles as educator and researcher, her first love is working with children and families. Kathie enjoys pediatrics because working with kids is so much fun! Sharing in the process of children making gains and meeting goals, with their families, is very rewarding.
Kathie's research interests have included early identification of motor delays, the development of postural control in infants and children, and efficacy of adaptive seating interventions.
Center on Human Development and Disability,
Clinical Training Unit, University of Washington,
Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195-7920 firstname.lastname@example.org