Kate Rough, PT, DPT, NCS

Title: Clinical Teaching Assistant
Division: Physical Therapy

Kate Rough is a physical therapist and a clinical teaching assistant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, she assists teaching in the neuroscience and clinical skill courses. Dr. Rough is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy (NCS). She has experience working as a physical therapist in acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rough maintains a clinical practice working with neurologic patients in their homes. She currently supports all the UW Physical Therapy residencies as the Residency Mentor Coordinator providing both mentor training and support to the residency faculty. In addition to this she provides didactic education within the UW-Evergreen Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Dr. Rough earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington and completed the University of Washington Neurologic Physical Therapy residency program.

Education and Training

  • Longwood College, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001
  • University of Washington, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2011 
  • University of Washington Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency, 2012

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy since 2013

Clinical Interests

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair seating

Teaching Interests

Dr. Rough’s teaching interests are in neuroanatomy and the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex neurologic conditions.

Recent Publications

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