Kim Day-MacDonald MPT, DPT
My career as a competitive gymnast, both nationally and for the University of Florida, sparked my interest in injury prevention and treatment. Following my gymnastics career, I experienced a life-threatening health situation that landed me in the hospital for nearly 4 weeks. After a serious shutdown of my system and a major surgery to address it (with two more to follow)- to say my body completely deteriorated is an understatement. I went from being a collegiate athlete in fantastic condition to being unable to dress myself. I had to start from the bottom and physically work myself back up.
This led me to the physical therapy field, earning a B.S. in Science with a focus in Sports Medicine from the University of Florida, a Master's of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. After dealing with my own training, injuries, and illness, I have a unique perspective in approaching my patients' pain and performance issues. Throughout the 29 years of my professional physical therapy career, I have worked in a variety of settings both inpatient and outpatient, pediatrics to geriatrics, however, I have always returned to my first love - orthopedics.
As a result, I now specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine and have been fortunate to work at the high school, community, collegiate, and professional levels. I am FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certified. I not only work with athletes but with people of all ages to help them maximize their physical strength and abilities to do the things they love.
Crimson Therapies began because I was frustrated with not being able to deliver the level of personalized physical therapy care in insurance-based facilities where I worked. I wanted to provide one on one, hands-on, focused treatments to my patients. I now enjoy working with active adults and athletes of all ages and skill levels focusing on what each individual needs to fully address their problems.
I believe that we have a great deal of control over keeping ourselves healthy and active. My passion is educating people so they can take control of their pain, mobility, and strength to allow them to be proactive in their own health and wellness. My focus is identifying where each individual is at and then developing a physical therapy treatment plan based on this. I then move them through a graduate program so gains can continue at a comfortable until their goals are reached.
To educate and empower people to take control of their own health and well-being
I believe consistent, small steps bring us closer to a healthier way of life