Kerry Michaelis specializes in the care of children (and their families) with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Her areas of focus include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and pediatric obesity. In addition to participating in interdisciplinary clinics, she also provides outpatient treatment services.
She is passionate about promoting physical activity, recreation and lifelong fitness for all children, and has taught adaptive yoga and dance classes in the community. Dr. Michaelis is the coordinator for the physical therapy clinical education program at CDRC. She has been inspired by her outreach work in the Dominican Republic. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking and spending time with her husband, dogs and young daughter.
- P.T., 2002, Pacific University School of Physical Therapy
- Leadership and education in neurodevelopmental disabilities (LEND), Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University, 2003
- Pediatric clinical specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007