Kayla Kotteles, PT, DPT

Kayla Kotteles, PT, DPT

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. While at Penn State Kayla was a member of the Women’s Club Gymnastics team and Women’s team captain. She has been competitive with gymnastics, snowboarding, and track and field. Her multiple sports related injuries sparked her interest in the physical therapy profession.

Kayla continued her education at Drexel University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in April 2016. She was the DPT class president and won the Drexel Service & Leadership award upon graduation. Her research while at Drexel focused on movement abnormalities in dancers and creating a functional screening tool appropriate for dancers. Kayla also went on a mission trip to Guatemala where Drexel provided physical therapy to underserved populations with Hearts in Motion. This sparked her interest in learning Spanish and she hopes to return to Guatemala as an alumni PT with Drexel.

Kayla completed her 4th and final clinical rotation at Strive in Cherry Hill and has been a proud member of the team ever since. Currently, Kayla is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association with their political actions committee. She is passionate about treating orthopedic conditions, especially athletes. She has interest in TMJ disorders and concussion treatment. In the future Kayla plans to expand her physical therapy expertise by earning her McKenzie certification and becoming a Certified Vestibular Therapist.

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