Dawn Palmquist, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Director of Rehab Services
Dawn earned her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2014. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2005 after graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003 with a Bachelor in Science, with emphasis in Health Service Organization and Policy. She also was a Graduate with Honors in the Order of the Purple in 2001 with an Associate in Science. Dawn was born and raised in Council Grove, KS, and graduated from Council Grove High School in 1999.
Dawn has had experience with outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and acute inpatient treatment. This has included pre-op and post-op care, sport-specific injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, and neurological impairments, including balance/vestibular disorders and pediatric development disorders. Dawn specializes in aquatic therapy and has been treating patients using the properties of water for 10 years. She recently became certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and is also certified in applying Kinisio® tape for pain and edema reduction.
Dawn has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Kansas Physical Therapy Association since 2003. In addition, she is a member of the orthopedic and aquatic sections. Dawn began her professional career in Kansas City, but later joined the Mathis team at Morris County Hospital in 2007.
Away from work, Dawn enjoys community activities, staying physically active, and spending time with her family including her husband Lucas and children Sanaia, Brycen and Lucy.