(610) 889-9198
280 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355

About Kate Biles

Kate Biles, DPT, CLT (Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist) has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 1984 and later earned a doctoral degree from Stockton University in 2010.

After sustaining a serious back injury very early in her career, she struggled with finding pain relief and was very discouraged with mainstream orthopedic and physical therapy care. In her search to regain health and function, she studied Myofascial Release (MFR) with John Barnes, P.T. She was astounded and thrilled by the relief of pain and was soon back to her full healthy athletic self. She then worked with John in his Paoli clinic for 5 years before venturing out into her own practice. Since that time, she has been on the path of holistic healing and integrative medicine, studying and learning from some of the best in their fields. Her overall approach is based on the osteopathic philosophy that all structures in the body need to be mobile to be healthy. 

Kate has extensive training in many areas of manual therapy and is considered an expert regarding myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, strain/ counter-strain and visceral mobilization. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment. 

Specialization Areas

  • Kate is highly experienced with complex pain patients and has a passion for working with those people who have not responded to traditional physical therapy; such as failed spinal surgery patients, failed joint replacement patients, those with chronic headache, frozen shoulders, and chronic back and neck pain. She is very interested in helping patients with postural dysfunction syndrome and scoliosis so that they have less pain and easier movement to function more efficiently each day.
  • Kate specializes in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for both men and women, and can help those with pelvic floor pain, urinary incontinence, painful sex and spastic bladder syndromes. Her work is transformative for patients trying to manage this condition on their own.
  • Women dealing with breast cancer are of special interest to Kate. Often there are secondary problems after surgery, chemo and radiation. Women do not need to suffer with scar tissue, cording, loss of shoulder motion or pain as a result of their cancer treatment.
  • Kate has a strong pediatric background and has a passion for treating babies who have structural imbalances and movement delays. She loves working with little ones who have torticollis, cranial asymmetries and delayed or dysfunctional movement.
  • Post-concussion syndrome is another area where Kate has extensive experience. Craniosacral therapy and movement reeducation therapy are very helpful in this population of patients.
  • Kate teaches seminars on myofascial release and handling techniques so that therapists can improve their assessment skills, manual therapy skills and movement re-education strategies.
  • She is a certified Direct Access Provider in Pennsylvania which enables her to evaluate and treat patients for 30 days prior to having a referral from a physician. See payment page for more info about this.
  • Kate lives and practices in her cozy home office in Malvern, Chester County. She has a very friendly therapy dog named Jazz who works (and naps a lot) in her clinic. If you are not a dog person, Jazz can stay away and you will not have to meet her.