Professor Kylie Rowe joined the Department of Physical Therapy as Assistant Clinical Professor in September 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from Sydney University in Australia. She is currently working towards completing a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of South Dakota.
Professor Rowe has been practicing in physical therapy for 27 years working in fields ranging from outpatient and inpatient care through rehabilitation and home health. Her clinical work has allowed her to work with patients of all ages ranging from infants to adults as old as 104. Before coming to Pacific, Professor Rowe provided physical therapy in the orthopedic outpatient center at Sanford Health in North Dakota for seven years. While there she worked with patients who suffered from low back pain, neck pain and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia.
“Being a physical therapist is a gift,” says Professor Rowe who believes that Pacific has very caring students. They are the reason she loves to teach. Her goal is to spark enthusiasm and curiosity in the students, nurture their thoughtfulness and cultivate a desire to continue lifelong learning.
Professor Rowe hopes to become more active with state and national physical therapy associations and explore research opportunities and practices nationwide. She also plans to continue her work with people suffering from chronic pain and develop relationships with community groups that serve these people.
Outside of the classroom, Professor Rowe enjoys swimming, walking, listening to jazz music and attending musical theatre performances. Professor Rowe lives in Concord, CA with her husband and three daughters.
By Dua Her '09