Dr Catherine Dougherty
Catherine "Katie" is a licensed physical therapist (PT, DPT) owner and lead clinician at PhysioBaby Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC, with over 9 years of experience in pediatric therapy. After completing her doctorate at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011), she honed her career skills at Texas Children's Hospital, contributing to innovative therapy program development in the Plagiocephaly Clinic, Vascular Anomalies Center, and Lung Transplant Program. Catherine is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT-LANA) and has advanced skills in pediatric myofascial release with particular interest in "ankyloglossia bodywork." She has special interests in holistic, multidisciplinary therapeutic treatment for babies and young children with neurodevelopment and postural concerns. Katie is a wife and mom to her young children, a daughter and a son.
"As a pediatric physical therapist, I believe in meeting a baby and their family where they are on their journey. I aim to support comprehensive needs of baby and family along the way. This means becoming a part of the baby’s world and prioritizing what is important to the baby and family to achieve. Meeting physical and emotional needs of a baby and their family is critical to achieve optimal outcomes through physical therapy.
As a parent, I believe that my worlds as a pediatric physical therapist and mom complement one another in a special way. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I look forward to learning more about you and your precious baby!"
Texas Children's Hospital
Advanced Clinical Specialist, 2012-2020
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.)
University of Alabama, 2007
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA), Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)