Kimberly Washington, MD, DC
“As a manual medicine practitioner, I have the great privilege to provide a unique and personalized hands-on treatment for each individual. I offer the opportunity for my patients to have an embodied experience, integrating body, mind, and breath, to facilitate their path towards health and wellness.”
Kim Washington, MD, DC is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She completed both her medical and residency training at the University of Rochester, where she was Chief Resident and was awarded the “Spirit of Carol Award” for compassionate patient care.
Prior to joining the Osher Center in 2016, she had been a staff physician at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System in Prescott, Arizona for five years. She had been inspired to work with veterans after a being part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of physicians, allied health, and community professionals and volunteers on the polytrauma service at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center during residency.
Dr. Washington was a chiropractor for ten years prior to medical school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude as the valedictorian at Life Chiropractic College West in 1992, where she also won the Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr. Washington specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s role in healthcare: to assist the optimization of function and improved quality of life by addressing areas of chronic pain and physical impairment. As a manual medicine provider with years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the human frame, Dr. Washington spends the majority of time with patients evaluating their presentation through observation and palpation, as well as treating with hands mobilization/manipulation the soft tissues and joints (spine and extremities) to address postural and musculoskeletal imbalances and impairments. As an integrative medicine physician, patient care includes counsel on the foundational health principles of sleep, relaxation, stress management, diet, movement and exercise.
In addition to her clinical work, she has also conducted a pilot research trial on the efficacy of Tai Chi for low-back pain in healthcare workers and presented her findings at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference.