Meet the Team
Kate McKechnie pt, dpt, cfmt
Owner & Physical Therapist
Dr. Kate McKechnie was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. In 2006, she graduated from Northwestern University, receiving her BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in physiology. Kate then moved to New York for a graduate program in physical therapy at Long Island University-Brooklyn. In 2014 she graduated top of her class with the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Upon graduating, Kate worked in an outpatient clinic, specializing in providing high quality manual therapy interventions. During this time, she attended continuing education courses through the Institute of Physical Art and was accepted to sit for the certification exam. Passing with Honors, she became a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) in 2016. Additionally, Kate is certified in Functional Dry Needling.
Starting in 2016, Dr. McKechnie began The Pelvic Floor Series with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Women’s Health Rehabilitation has become a passion in her physical therapy practice. Kate loves helping women gain a deeper understanding of their pelvic floor and how it functions with the rest of the body. She believes her comprehensive knowledge, as well as a holistic style of assessment and treatment of the whole body is integral to how she assists clients in resolving and managing their movement-related dysfunctions and maintaining general wellness.
Dana Podell pt, dpt, e-ryt
Physical Therapist & Yoga Teacher
Dr. Dana Podell graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2021. During her studies, she completed additional course work and an intensive clinical internship in the treatment of pelvic health.
Prior to becoming a licensed physical therapist, Dana was a dancer for many years and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Following her dancing days, Dana pursued the path of yoga after experiencing many of her own personal injuries. Now, she is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and shares her passion for therapeutic yoga in every physical therapy treatment session.
Dana provides compassionate care while cultivating mutual trust and understanding with her patients. She believes you can embody health and move pain-free with gentle guidance and support along the way.