Kathleen King, LAc, PTA
Acupuncturist and Physical Therapy Assistant
KATHLEEN KING is a National Board Certified acupuncturist as well as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). She brings over 20 years of experience working as a PTA with acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehab, geriatric, spine, and neurological patient populations and almost 10 years as a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner.
Kathleen strives to bridge Eastern and Western medical perspectives for her patients' fitness goals and encourages a team approach to optimal wellness. Physical therapy exercises and acupuncture are wonderful complements to accelerate healing from soft tissue and skeletal injuries as well as build strength and resiliency to protect the body from unforeseeable stresses. Acupuncture, in particular, can bring balance, physical strength and awareness to your exercise routine and overall wellness. Kathleen brings her understanding and passion of both therapeutic approaches to Portland Healing Space. She specializes in pain management, chronic headaches, PMS and sports injuries with a strong focus on patient education.
The attraction of the Cascade mountains and her passion for backwoods hiking, camping and mountain biking lead Kathleen to Oregon over 20 years ago. It is here, in Portland, that she earned her master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.