Kim Seymour, PT, DPT
Whole Body Health PT @ NW Portland
Kim completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) with Distinction at Pacific University in May 2016. She previously graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Biology and Spanish Literature in 2006.
Kim's focus is in Pelvic Health and Orthopedic injuries. She has completed both the Fundamental and Advanced courses for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Physical Therapy and is pending a CAPP-OB certification. She is also interested in completing orthopedic and strength and conditioning certifications in the next one to two years. Kim is an official member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section on Women's Health. Kim volunteers for the Post-Partum Specical Interest Group, providing social media content including blogs for both patients and providers and works with other members to achieve the overall mission of providing improved pre- and post-partum standard care.
Kim grew up in California and spent most of her youth playing competitive soccer and field hockey and going to the beach. Before becoming a physical therapist, Kim worked as a water resources planner for seven years at a local engineering firm. She was an active member of the Sustainability Committee and the Commute Trip Reduction Program (which promoted carpool, walk, transit, and bike commuting) and was the House Chair for the Society of American Military Engineers. During her physical therapy schooling, she completed three clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics, one of which was focused on pelvic health. She also completed internships in acute and in-patient neurological rehabilitation. While at Pacific, she participated in the Salud Program and the Diabetes Clinic to provide health screenings and physical therapy treatments for uninsured diabetic and farm worker populations. After graduating, Kim worked at a small private outpatient orthopedic clinic in Honolulu before taking maternity leave. She developed a particular interest in pelvic health physical therapy and working with mothers-to-be following her experience as a new mom. She feels that part of her mission as a physical therapist is to educate people that incontinence and pelvic pain are not normal, are not acceptable and are not a disease. People experiencing pelvic pain should not experience this alone or in silence and should not feel that it's something they have to live with for the rest of their lives (for example because they had a baby). Kim is passionate about health and excited to be able to put her passion into practice as a physical therapist.
Kim's running career started at a young age chasing her older sister around - she has since completed a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and participates in the local mud grand prix run every solstice and equinox. She has also competed in various indoor and outdoor soccer tournaments in Portland and the greater Northwest. However, she is most proud of her recent achievement of becoming a new mother to her baby girl Serena in September of 2016.
Kim loves to travel to new places and experience unique cultures, speak different languages, and indulge in different cuisines. She always has a backpack ready for her next adventure! When she is local, she loves to trail run with her husband and baby girl, cook and eat delicious food, play soccer, watch foreign films and Game of Thrones, explore art, hike, kayak, ski, snowboard, do yoga, snuggle with her pug, and hang out with her wonderful friends.