About Kimberly Hardin
Kimberly Hardin has been the physical therapist/athletic trainer for the Department of Dance since 1999. She did her undergraduate work in education at 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 Activities and Recreation Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also acts as a rehabilitation consultant for the University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Her additional related work experience includes five years with Christie Clinic’s Physical Therapy Department in Champaign and two years with Physiotherapy Associates in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to becoming a physical therapist and an athletic trainer, 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. Kimberly is married to former University of Illinois volleyball coach and now university instructor Don Hardin. They reside in Champaign.