Dr. Katy's Office Phone Line: (252) 452-0108
Text: (252) 452-0108
Dr. Katy Bales, PT, DPT
Elon Physical Therapy

Dr. Katy received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics and inpatient acute settings since 2013. Dr. Katy currently works with Elon University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program assisting in the clinical education department as well as with Partners in Anatomy Human Gross Dissection providing clinical applications to current Elon DPT anatomy students. She has practiced Trigger Point Dry Needling in NC since her certification in 2016 with Double E Education. Dr. Katy is co-founder and co-owner of Elon Physical Therapy, LLC.

Issues Addressed:

  • Muscle Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Spine pain and dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Neurologic rehabilitation
  • Total joint surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Hip, knee, and ankle pain
  • Restoration of mobility and/or stability
  • Concussion Management
  • Acute and chronic issues

Dr. Katy places a high value on continuing education and is studying for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties orthopedics specialist certification exam this year. She strives to use the most current evidence to inform her evaluations and treatments with an emphasis on manual therapy and the implementation of a personalized home exercise program or HEP. (Said HEP will be designed with your level of comfort and activity in mind, because after all, what good is a set of exercises if you don’t do them consistently?)

Dr. Katy enjoys working with the general population and using a patient-centered approach to help you meet your personal PT goals. She values you and the relationship with you, therefore, your appointments with her are always one-on-one and individualized to your specific issues and needs. Your appointments may be between 60 and 90 minutes depending on case complexity.

Dr. Katy’s interests outside the realm of physical therapy include: encaustic and acrylic painting, stained glass art, volleyball, Terry Pratchett novels, daydreaming about writing the next Harry Potter, and spending time with her dalmatians (Lark and Sprout), her poodle (Sammy) and her rescue hermit crab (Wilson).