NEWS from The Corvallis Clinic
Note: To view a video of Ms. Gaston talking about her practice and herself, go to Kilani Gaston, DPT.
CORVALLIS — Kilani Gaston, DPT, is the newest licensed physical therapist to join The Corvallis Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 541-754-1265; to request an appointment online, go to New Patient Appointment Request.
In addition to treating all types of injuries and conditions, Ms. Gaston has a special interest in helping people with neurological symptoms and chronic pain.
Ms. Gaston earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS, in 2018. While a doctoral student she acquired clinical experience at Rezac and Associates Physical Therapy, LLC, in Colorado Springs, CO.; Concentra Urgent Care, in Grandview, MO; and Research Medical Center, in Kansas City, MO.
She earned Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Business minor, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015.
As an undergraduate, the impact of seeing people with disabilities struggle for independence and optimal functioning put Ms. Gaston on a path to becoming a physical therapist.
Ms. Gaston says for her it’s never enough “to simply fix the injury,” as she also cares about patient’s total well-being – from the physical and mental, to the nutritional and immunological.
She has used this “holistic” approach to achieve such positive results as when a multiple sclerosis patient, unhappy with previous treatment, came to her. “I listened to her and made sure her sessions were individualized and based on what she believed in. The sessions were focused on her emotional well-being, secondary to the progressive nature of MS, and her belief in herself and her ability to achieve independence skyrocketed.”
She enjoys yoga, camping, hiking, running, and eating new food, and volunteering.
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified providers and advanced professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.