Kimberly Gillespie, PTA | Certified LSVT BIG
General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care, LSVT BIG (Parkinson's), Certificate of Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency
Kim earned her Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado. Her training included clinical experiences in the Emergency Department, Inpatient, and Outpatient settings as well as experiences with Hippotherapy, Aquatic Therapy, and Home Health. She is trained to aid Physical Therapists with patient rehabilitation by performing a variety of tasks including exercise, massage,traction, and modalities. Kim has plans to expand her experience and gain new skills by attending continuing education courses. Compassionate and effective treatments are hallmarks of Kim’s approach to Physical Therapy. Kim strives to provide excellent continuity of care through communication with patients, physicians, and lead therapists.
Kim is a native of Montana, growing up in the Flathead Valley, before moving to Colorado for thirteen years. She enjoys running, biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.
Why did you become a Physical Therapy Assistant?
Well, my career started off when my stand up comedian career failed. I couldn't stand up. Just kidding. On a serious note, I became interested in PT when my Mom had a stroke and was rehabilitated by a team of Physical Therapists about 20 years ago. She is doing great now, and it is inspiring to see. Also, I have always been interested and participated in sports growing up. I find human anatomy, and how the body functions so fascinating, amazing, and resilient.