Director of Smyrna Clinic and Physical Therapist
Katie Fulton is a staff physical therapist and the Orthopaedic Residency Director at Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. A native Delawarean, she holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, whose graduate school of physical therapy is rated second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
During her studies at the University of Delaware, Katie was highly involved as a research assistant for Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ATC, Sc.D, SCS, FAPTA assisting in the collection and analysis of both functional testing and questionnaire data for over 500 subjects related to a randomized clinical trial studying total knee replacement. She is a co-author of the article “Measuring Functional Improvement After Total Knee Arthroplasty Requires Both Performance Based and Patient-Report Assessments” published in the Journal of Arthroplasty in 2010.
Prior to joining Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, Katie served as the workers’ compensation specialist for an outpatient orthopaedic clinic in Maryland and is credentialed as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider by the International Sports Professionals Association. She is also a board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and an APTA certified clinical instructor. She believes strongly in the importance of continuing education and mentorship of new clinicians and students alike to continue to serve the local community with the highest quality of care possible.
Katie and her husband, Dave, are both Middletown High school alumni and still reside in their hometown of Middletown with their daughter, Charlotte, and their dog, Mr. Fitz.