Dr. Kayla Barrett DPT

Dr. Kayla Barrett DPT

Dr. Kayla Barrett, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2015, and is currently a physical therapist and the clinic director at our Riverside location in East Providence. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Barrett is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and since graduating, she has become certified in dry needling and earned a manual therapy certification through Evidence in Motion. 


Dr. Barrett specializes in orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, injury prevention, sports medicine, and biomechanics. She has taught classes about diabetes to Coastal Medical patients. Dr. Barrett is also a PPT hand specialist and excels at treating wrist, hand, and elbow conditions, as well as custom, splinting.  


Outside the clinic, Dr. Barrett likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, play volleyball, or go to sporting events. She is a co-founder of Full Swing Golf RI, a non-profit organization for children with disabilities to learn and play the game of golf with local golf professionals. 


She reminds patients to stay active and hydrated. She adds, “Remember: you’re stronger than you think!”

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