Kristen Knightly, physical therapist, holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and has been practicing physical therapy since May 2009. Additionally, Kristen is a Certified Massage Practitioner and Certified in Applied Functional Science making her a strong asset to the Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness team. Kristen is our Director of Massage and Physical Therapy manager. She continually pursues new learning opportunities in both massage and PT. Kristen also works for The United States Soccer Federation with youth, Paralympic and Olympic level teams. Since the beginning of 2013, she has primarily been with the US Women’s National Soccer Team as they prepared for and won the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. She has been fortunate to work with athletes of all levels and loves the competitive drive that they bring to the table.
Kristen taught at Point Loma Nazarene University in the Masters of Kinesiology program alongside Brian in 2016. They love working with each other in the classroom setting and feel they both have something very special to offer students. Kristen is a well-organized individual with good connections and a strong reputation for delivering quality patient care and educating students in various settings. She continues to manage our volunteer and internship program as CPTW plays an active role in developing our profession.
Kristen obtained her undergrad and graduate degrees at Northeastern University in Boston, MA before moving to San Diego in 2009. Since then, Kristen took classes at International Professional School of Bodywork to obtain her CMP. She is very happy with the move and spends as much time soaking up the sunshine as possible. She loves to run, do yoga, hike and spend time with her husband and friends that have become family in SD.