Granite State is happy to have Kaylee Pobocik join the Team at Granite State Physical Therapy. Kaylee graduated from the University of New England in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. During her undergraduate studies she researched the effect of exercise time of day on salivary melatonin responses. Her work was published in 2019 in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. She was also a research assistant for data collection on hydration status and thermoregulatory responses in drivers during competitive racing. Kaylee worked as the Women’s Rugby Athletic Trainer at the University of New England for the 2016 Fall season.
In 2019, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in North Carolina. Kaylee continued her research on melatonin in graduate school and her work on the influence of chronic exercise on salivary melatonin responses was published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2020. Kaylee also presented her findings in a platform session at a national physical therapy conference in 2019. She is a co-author on multiple national conference poster presentations on adolescent softball characteristics and the relationship to hip and shoulder measurements, injury/pain, and performance. In addition to her research, Kaylee served the American Physical Therapy Association as the Student Assembly Director of Membership for the 2018-2019 term. In 2019 Kaylee was awarded the Elon University Department of Physical Therapy Education Overall Outstanding Student Award, the American Physical Therapy Association of North Carolina’s Outstanding Student Award, and the American Physical Therapy Association Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section Student Research Award. In addition, she was inducted into the National Pro Bono Honor Society for her service of physical therapy care to the underserved community in Elon, NC.
Kaylee has a special interest in treating athletes and she enjoys working with a variety of general orthopedic diagnoses. Outside of the clinic, you might find Kaylee hiking, camping, or running.