BIOGRAPHY

KIMBERLY GANZ, Physical Therapist

Kimberly Ganz Physical Therapist and Pilates PractitionerKimberly Ganz, PT, founder of Transform Physical Therapy & Pilates, has been practicing physical therapy since 1997 after graduating from the Hanzehogeschool van Groningen in the Netherlands. Kimberly received her undergraduate education at Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a secondary major in Dance.

Kimberly practiced physical therapy in New York City at Beth Israel North Hospital and private orthopedic practices where she served as a clinical instructor and clinical coordinator of education. In New York, she developed orthopedic specialties in spine rehabilitation, pre and post surgical therapy, pelvic floor treatment, and sports and work repetitive strain injuries.

Shortly after relocating to Aventura, Kimberly met Ophelia Stern, a Pilates instructor who became her mentor and encouraged her to enroll in a Pilates certification program for physical therapists. In 2007, Kimberly was certified in Pilates rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates Education. She quickly developed a loyal following of discerning clients and patients who appreciated her innovative exercises, clear instruction and careful attention to alignment and safety.

In April, 2009 Kimberly opened Transform Physical Therapy & Pilates practice and studio in Aventura, FL to merge her physical therapy profession with her passion for Pilates. In November, 2010 she became one of a small group of US physical therapists certified in the Schroth based Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School ("BSPTS") method for treating scoliosis and kyphosis. In her practice, Kimberly applies both Pilates and Schroth based exercises to treat pain, postural and movement disorders.

Kimberly has over 25 years of experience instructing group fitness classes, beginning at the age of fourteen when she was asked to teach at her local fitness center. She has enjoyed teaching a variety of exercise classes ever since; throughout her college days at Rutgers University; in Holland while attending Physical Therapy school; in New York City at the corporate headquarters of Pfizer and American Express; and currently in Aventura.