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Kasia Kiilijanek, DPT

Kasia Kilijanek

Kasia specializes in adolescent sports rehabilitation with a strong emphasis in acrobatic athletes including gymnasts, cheerleaders and tumblers. She’s board certified in orthopedics and is a sought after presenter on the orthopedic rehab of gymnasts and other acrobatic athletes. Kasia also works with adults and was drawn to our patient-centered care model and our Old Mill location. 

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Originally from Colorado, Kasia obtained her undergraduate degree in Movement Science from the University of Winona in Minnesota, then quickly hurried back to Colorado. She then graduated from the University of Colorado in 2016 with her doctorate in physical therapy, obtaining her Orthopedic Certification Specialty in 2019. She has worked in orthopedics since graduation but has specialized in treating adolescent athletes for four years. 

HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERESTS

  • Sports Physical Therapy Education Day Presentation at the Sports Medicine Center of Children’s Hospital Colorado Presentation (2021)
  • USAG Regional and National Conference Presentations (2018)
  • Advanced Care of the Youth Athlete at the Sports Medicine Center of Children’s Hospital Colorado Presentation (2017)

Certifications and Continuing Education

  • ABPTS Orthopedic Certification Specialty (2019)
  • USA Gymnastics Coaching certification (2013-2015)

Interests

Kasia enjoys working with athletes of all ages, in every sport, but particularly excels at treating gymnasts, cheerleaders, and other acrobatic athletes. Kasia was a competitive gymnast herself for over 11 years and coached recreational to team level gymnasts for 14 years. She also has extensive experience working with patients who have undergone ACL, ALL, or MPFL reconstruction, shoulder surgery, operative and nonoperative osteochondritis dissecans, growth plate injuries (Gymnasts wrist, Sever’s, Osgood-Schlatter’s, etc.), overuse sports injuries, ankle sprains, Achilles tendinopathy or surgery, hip surgeries, muscular back pain, and spondylolysis. 
 
In her free time, Kasia still enjoys doing back flips, CrossFit, Olympic weight lifting, mountain biking, parkour, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and everything else Bend has to offer.

Location

Patient Testimonials

Kristina Arnold

Praise for Kasia Kilijanek, Ski and Snowboarding Conditioning Class

As many local athletes know, Peter and the team at Focus are amazing. But, what you may not know is that Peter’s team and Recharge offer conditioning classes too. I am writing this review because I wish I had known about these classes years earlier! In November and December of 2021, I took Focus’ Ski and Snowboarding Conditioning Class with Kasia. The ski workouts have made such a difference to me! I was motivated to take the class because of my highly surgically repaired knee and all the subsequent PT I have had. For the first ski season in over five years, I haven’t had any knee pain!!! Thank you! In addition, I have significantly more mobility and distinction between the upper half and lower half of my body—which I didn’t realized I lacked until I started skiing this year, and noticed what a difference it is to have it. I felt like I have really been able to sustain a more aggressive and low athletic stance through varied and difficult terrain. A month after the class ended and I hadn’t been doing any of the Focus exercises, I began feeling familiar knee pain. To my amazement, when I contacted Kasia, she emailed me workouts from the classes and offered to explain how to do any if I had forgotten. I am thankful to have the long-term knowledge of how to keep pain at bay and focus on blue-bird days!

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