August was a very exciting month for all of us here at Compass.  We added not only a new team member, but  a new service for our patients.  With the addition of Katie we now have the ability to provide comprehensive functional rehabilitative care for our patients.

Our patients know that our focus is to not only help them get well, but stay well.  In order to accomplish this goal it is important to make sure our patients have the tools they need to be self sufficient once they finish with care.  Lifestyle modification, at home exercise and stretching programs are part of this process.  Katie works with our patients to determine their particular goals and develops an program that will help them accomplish their goals.  She may start with something as simple as teaching a patient to relearn how to breathe or squat correctly using an exercise ball.  These initial steps are crucial in building a good foundation for future progress. If your nice she might even let you play on the Wii Fit.

Here is a little information about Katie

Katie Culver is originally from Evansville, IN and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Athletic Training. Her time at IU provided experience with both Bloomington high schools as well as seven of IU’s varsity sports teams. She was additionally a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduating, Katie worked for two years in Ohio doing Christian ministry and moved to Indianapolis in June of 2009. She worked for one year with a not-for-profit in Indianapolis before beginning with Compass. Katie loves helping others and finds great joy in assisting in the recovery and rehabilitation of each Compass patient.