Kathryn Wolfe had always known she wanted to be a physical therapist. What she couldn’t imagine is just where that profession would take her early in her career.

Wolfe, who earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2014, moved to New York to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy from Long Island University. During her studies at LIU, Wolfe discovered and worked with Neuro Tour Physical Therapy, a team of elite practitioners that specializes in providing physical therapy services to performing artists. She is now a fulltime PT at Neuro Tour and is currently working with artists in Broadway’s “The Lion King.”

“I work full-time backstage,” Wolfe said, “so I arrive two hours before the show to provide treatment ranging from soft tissue mobility to exercise prescription to taping various joints for the show. Then I stay throughout the show so performers and crew can drop into my office as needed or if they get hurt during the show.”

Wolfe said her rigorous undergraduate studies prepared her for her fast-paced, intense work in New York.

“The education I received at Pitt State was foundational to the many concepts I learned when earning my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree,” she said.