Meet Two New Team IPT Members – Rachel and Katie!

Rachel K. Owen, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Lead Physical Therapy Aide

Rachel has been support staff with Innovative Physical Therapy since 2015. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.  Rachel has diverse fitness experience as a Stand-Up Paddle Board instructor and personal trainer to clients with a variety of functional fitness levels. Her certifications also include CPR/AED and Waterfront Lifeguard.

Throughout her own experiences as a former patient of physical therapy for a Lumbar spine injury, she recognized her enthusiasm for health science, fitness, and wellness. This prompted her special interests to include functional fitness focusing on core and back strengthening, but she has also developed a passion for working with the elderly population as well. She utilizes a perfect combination of strengthening and stretching to create a personalized training program for the most effective course to reach clients’ goals and improve quality of life. She provides personalized attention, professional instruction, and her creative and dynamic personality also keeps exercises exciting.  

In her spare time you can find her hiking, golfing, enjoying yoga, biking, paddle boarding, or exploring the outdoors in San Diego from the beaches to the mountains.

Katie St. Louis CPT, RYT

Katie is a Certified Pilates Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher.  She grew up dancing as a child and teen in Ontario, Canada dancing both competitively and recreationally.  Katie was first introduced to both Yoga and Mat Pilates in her early 20’s and though no longer in the dance world, Katie found Pilates to be the continuation of the movement that her body craved while Yoga allowed the centering and mindfulness she desired.  Her passion for movement continued to evolve throughout the years and after moving to San Diego and starting a family, Katie decided to become fully certified in both fields to be able to take her own practice further.

In 2015 she was Certified through Club Pilates Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training and in 2017 became certified in Vinyasa Yoga.  Katie teaches Mat Pilates, both Group and Private Reformer classes, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga and is certified in TRX and Trigger Point fascial release, Barre Above, and Perinatal Corrective Exercise. Katie focuses on the mind-body connection and combines different modalities and techniques to help her clients reach their goals and feel like their best selves.  She takes pride in the lightbulb moments that she can watch her clients have and truly believes that movement heals, every day. Katie’s love for Pilates and Yoga have allowed her to help people improve their own and that is what matters most to her.

When Katie is not in the studio, you can find with her family at the beach, in one of San Diego’s newest restaurants or reading a good book in her backyard hammock.