Kristie Sherman Kava

Kristie Sherman Kava, PT, MS, DScPT, OMPT

Kristie Sherman Kava, MS, PT, DScPT, OMPT, is a graduate of the physical therapy program of the Wayne State University Medical School and received a Master’s Degree in Allied Health Education with a specialty in orthopedic physical therapy from the University of Kentucky. She was one of the first to achieve advanced Certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the International Seminar at Oakland University. In pursuit of post-graduate education, she returned to Oakland University, and received a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy. Her doctoral research investigated the effects of Pilates exercise on instrumental musicians. Kristie is also a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, a certified Rehabilitative STOTT Pilates Instructor, a certified GYROTONIC® and certified GYROKINESIS® instructor. Kristie has worked in performing arts medicine for many years in evaluation, treatment, and prevention of performance injuries. Kristie is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and has presented her research both nationally and internationally. She is also serving on the Musician Wellness Team at Michigan State University and on the Board Of Visitors for the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences at Wayne State University.


GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.