Katherine Joines , PT, DPT, DHSc, PCS

Associate Professor
Katherine Joines
School of Physical Therapy
(702) 777-3055

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Katherine (Kat) Joines is a Faculty member at Touro University Nevada. She loves to share knowledge with all those willing and interested. Kat has run her own business, worked as a clinic director, and continues to do contract work with various companies in the pediatric setting. In each position, Kat has been responsible for and worked collaboratively with other clinicians and professions. Not only has Kat worked in the clinical setting, but also has been very involved professionally with the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy as the Chair of the Continuing Competency Committee, State Representative with the American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Section, Nevada Representative for the Clinician Task Force, and volunteers at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic days.

Kat strives to provide the best care possible with all clients and caregivers that she interacts with. She is goal-oriented and aims to empower families and client's to be their own best advocate. Kat works in a team approach environment and wants others excited to work (play) in the pediatric setting. She is passionate about her profession and strives to provide services to the under-served community.

Married with five children and a Great Dane, all living under one roof makes for an exciting household. When she is not busy volunteering for most activities asked of her, she is found traveling with her children to their Ice Skating competitions around the nation. Kat has called Las Vegas home since 12/1992 but grew up in Australia, in case you hear an accent, so do not be afraid to say “G’Day.”

A.T. Still University: 12/2018 Doctorate of Health Science - Fundamentals of Education

University of Reno: 06/2018 Nevada Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NV LEND)

University of Nevada Las Vegas: 12/2000 Masters of Science: Physical Therapy

University of Nevada Las Vegas: 07/1998 Bachelors of Science: Kinesiology

NDT/Bobath trained BC: 2953

Child Passenger Safety Technician #T786178

Nevada Board of Physical Therapy, License #1524

Board-certified pediatric clinical specialist (PCS)

Culture of Disability
Professionalism I
Movement Science
Pediatric Conditions and Management
Professionalism II
Professionalism III

“Dosing Pediatric Therapy Services Using the Modified Treatment Frequency and Duration Guidelines.”

American Physical Therapy Association:
1. Pediatric Section
2. Research
3. Education

National Child Passenger Safety #T786178

Touro University Nevada: Faculty
Foundation for Positively Kids: Contract PT
Easter Seals: Contract PT