Ms. Kathleen Parafinczuk

Katie Parafinczuk, PT, DPT, NCS graduated with a B.S. in biology from Emory University in 2007, and a DPT degree (three year doctorate) from Arcadia University in 2011. She is a senior therapist on the rehabilitation team at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City where she specializes in neurologic physical therapy. During her time at Kaiser, Katie has completed a residency to become a clinical specialist in neurology (NCS). She continues working as a faculty member and clinical mentor within the residency program. As a member of the Kaiser Parkinson’s disease team, her volunteer work includes teaching an on-going PWR!Moves™ Group class for those with Parkinson’s disease at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and helping plan the National Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day charity walk and exercise event in San Francisco. She became of member of the American Neurosurgery International (Amcani) volunteer group in 2013, and traveled to Vietnam on two mission trips where she gave presentations and clinical guidance on early mobility in neurosurgical patients. In 2015 she became a member of the Amcani board of directors. She is currently designing a balance and fall prevention curriculum for the Evidence In Motion continuing education program.