Kate Gamble, Founder - 904.626.5284

Kate Gamble, BFA, MSPT

Open Door Founder, Kate Gamble, is a physical therapist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher who is engaged in the exploration of the many faces of movement. She has a BFA from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and an MS in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences. She specializes in working with clients with biomechanical and neurological dysfunction. Her combined training as a modern dancer and physical therapist allows her to facilitate movement experiences that are safe and transformative. She considers the client a partner in the rehabilitation process and focuses on education, independent home programs, and setting individualized goals. 

She has worked at various healthcare organizations including the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Virginia, and Mount Ascutney Hospital in Vermont. She was Director of Rehabilitation at Whispering Pines Rehab Center in Florida and Director Of Physical Therapy Services at Longwood Rehabilitation Center in Boston                     

She trained with the Mark Morris Dance Company/Dance for Parkinson's Disease program. Her dance career included producing her own choreography in New York for three years, founding Lighthouse Dance Project in Massachusetts, and the Full Moon Performance Project in Florida. She was artistic director of Braided Light Dance Project in Florida where she produced several seasons of sold out concerts and established Jacksonville’s first modern dance company. She presently teaches dance at Open Door and also consults for High Horse Therapeutic Riding. Her primary focus is creating optimal wellness programming at Open Door.