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KWalk Kids started in 2021, with the goal of providing high-quality, therapy and wellness services to children and their families. We strive to help our patients and families feel supported, cared for, and like they are a valued member of their child’s team–because they are!  We specialize in motor skills and achieving these skills through routine-based intervention, with a holistic, family-centered approach.  We offer flexible scheduling and provide therapy in-home, virtually & in the community at parks, beaches and playgrounds.

Kelsey grew up in El Centro, CA and moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University (Go Aztecs!). She obtained a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Marketing at SDSU, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas.  She received the designation as a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist in the field of physical therapy in 2021, a designation held by less than 1% of physical therapists.

Kelsey loves working with the pediatric population and having the opportunity to cheer kids on and celebrate their successes. She enjoys empowering families to help kids achieve their goals, being creative with treatment interventions, helping kids enjoy movement, and making therapy play-based and fun.

In her free time, Kelsey loves taking dance and spin classes, and spending time doing anything outside. She especially loves going to the dog park, beach and on hikes with her husband and puppy, Sevro.


Kelsey Walk, PT, DPT, PCS


Kelsey has practiced pediatric PT for 7+ years and has been a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist since 2021. She specializes in working with infants and children with a wide spectrum of diagnoses including developmental delay, torticollis, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, orthopedic injuries and neurological conditions.


Kelsey has worked in a variety of settings including children’s hospitals, schools, home health, early intervention and multidisciplinary clinics. This allows her to have a unique perspective and the ability to guide families through various aspects of care. In addition to specializing in pediatrics, she has experience providing aquatic physical therapy, infant massage and treating postpartum conditions such as SI joint dysfunction and diastasis recti. 


Elective Training & Education

  • Building Blocks for Therapists- Kinactive Kids

  • Analyze & Treat in Early Intervention

  • Neuroplasticity for Children

  • Infant Massage

  • Orthotic Assessment & Recommendations- Surestep & Cascade DAFO

  • Herman & Wallace- Current Guidelines in Prenatal Fitness, Pelvic Floor Level 1

  • Care of the Postpartum Patient

  • CPR Certified

Katie is from Boston, MA, where she attended Northeastern University. At Northeastern she received her B.S. in Rehabilitation Science with a minor in Psychology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northeastern, graduating summa cum laude. While completing her Physical Therapy degree, she also earned a graduate certificate in Early Intervention which granted her provisional certification as an Early Intervention Specialist. 

Katie's passion for working with kids began during her internship at Perkins School for the Blind in 2019. She finds Early Intervention especially rewarding and loves watching kids make progress using fun and creative interventions. She enjoys forming strong relationships with families while empowering and educating caregivers. In addition to her time in Early Intervention she has experience in the outpatient, acute care, NICU and school-based physical therapy settings.


Katie moved to San Diego in the spring of 2023 and is enjoying exploring the area. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, taking Pilates classes and spending time with her cat, Betty.


Katie Starr, PT, DPT

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