Physical Therapist/Althetic Trainer
Kim Hardin has been the Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for the University of Illinois Department of Dance since 1999. She did her undergraduate work in education at The Ohio State University and completed her physical therapy degree at the University of Louisville in 1994.
In addition to her work as a Dance Medicine specialist, her primary position is with Carle Hospital where she has been since 2000. She currently works in the Sports Medicine Department and in 2010 she helped to open Carle Sports Medicine at the ARC, which is a collaborative venture between Carle and the University of Illinois’s Activity and Recreation Center. She also acts as a rehabilitation consultant for the University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Additional related work experience includes 5 years with Christie Clinic’s physical therapy department in Champaign and 2 years with Physiotherapy Associates in Louisville, KY. Prior to becoming a PT, ATC she did graduate work in exercise physiology, directed fitness centers and worked as a national presenter for an adaptive fitness program for people with physical disabilities.
Kim is married to the former University of Illinois volleyball coach now university instructor, Don Hardin. They reside in Champaign.