Our Des Moines Team

Kristy Harken



Kristy graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Wellness Program Management and Health & Physical Education.  She worked for 5 years as a certified personal trainer and manager and then returned to further her education.  In 2010, she graduated from Des Moines University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Since that time, Kristy has worked in various settings including home health, skilled care, and outpatient.  She enjoys working with Parkinson’s patients and high school athletes.  Kristy has been in management since 2014, developing numerous therapy teams that delivered improved outcome measures while maintaining quality patient care.  She believes that patients have improved participation and outcomes when all areas of wellness are addressed.  Her treatment plans are guided by this belief and she works diligently to educate patients, staff and family members with improvement strategies.