Meet our Team
Dr. Natalie Marshall is the founder and owner of Vitalize Physical Therapy. She is a Hoosier native. After being away from Indiana for a few years, she is happy to be back. Natalie moved to Indy in the spring of 2016 and quickly realized there was a need for quality, hands-on physical therapy that’s not dictated by health insurance. That’s when Vitalize Physical Therapy was created.
Her patients say she has a unique, holistic approach. She is determined to help patients get to the root cause of their pelvic and orthopedic issues so they can return to doing the things they love to do without pain or embarrassment. She also has a passion for learning, staying current with evidence-based research, and improving her skills with specialty courses. She combines her passion for unconventional therapy with her extensive professional training, making a great blend of "east meets west" physical therapy.
Natalie holds a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Outside the clinic, Natalie loves spending time with her husband Ryan and goldendoodle Hadley, summers at her parents' lake house, rearranging the house every new season, sipping wine with friends, foodie local restaurants, road trips and weekend getaways, and talking about her 3 favorite topics (pee, poop, and sex) with everyone around her.
Dr. Laura Grabowski is excited to be a part of the Vitalize Physical Therapy team. She followed her three older siblings to Purdue University for undergrad and then went on to Duke University where she achieved her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. After working in Memphis, TN for a year at a Pelvic Specialty Clinic, Laura moved back to the Indianapolis area in 2016 to best fulfill her duties as the world’s greatest aunt.
Her patients say she is thorough and approachable, creating an effective and safe environment for therapeutic healing. Patients are impressed with her whole body approach and ability to explain the depth and interconnected nature of the body to the mind. Laura has a drive for learning all she can about the human body so that you can feel better faster while still honoring the natural healing process. After completing multiple pelvic floor continuing education courses, she became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS) in July 2018. She also has training in visceral manipulation; providing a more complete and holistic approach to physical therapy.
During her free time, you can find Laura doing yoga, running, and listening to podcasts. She enjoys hiking at Eagle Creek with her two dogs, Harvey and Poppy. She loves learning about other cultures--especially trying new foods! Laura’s big family and extroverted nature keeps her social calendar busy with birthday parties, weddings, long weekend adventures, and frequent trips to the Indianapolis Zoo with her two adorable nephews.
Katie Crafton is our Office Administrator and thrilled to be working alongside Natalie and team to help support the Vitalize mission. Katie was a Vitalize patient and fell in love with Natalie’s holistic approach. She has seen first-hand the difference physical therapy can make in a person’s life and couldn’t wait to be a part of it!
Katie has a background in office administration, running an orthodontist office before taking time off to have kids. She is married to Michael, and they have 2 boys - Michael and Robert.
Outside of work, Katie spends her time playing trains, changing diapers, and crafting. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and entertaining. She is always open to good food and a good glass of wine.
AnnaLee Traeger is excited to be a part of the Vitalize team as another awesome office admin/chaos coordinator! She was a Vitalize patient and experienced such life changing relief that she is thrilled to be able to be a part of this process for others.
She has a long history in office administration, having started working as the office assistant for her dad’s business at the age of 15. She has also worked as the operations manager for her church for the last five years.
Outside of work, you can find AnnaLee performing in various musical theatre productions around Indianapolis. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, friends, and family, loves road trips, office supplies, planning and organization
Hadley Rose is our Canine Executive Office (CEO). She's been with the Vitalize team since the beginning and is arguably the most important part of therapy. She is always happy to greet each patient with a few excited barks, proceeded by tail wags, spins, and kisses. She loves affection and “touch” is her love language. Belly rubs are her all-time favorite!
Once she helps patients feel welcomed, she is ready and anxious to help them safely reach their treatment room. She will make sure you are comfortable at the beginning but is not afraid to sleep on the job to conserve her energy. Don’t worry, if you ever need a distraction during an awesome dry needling session - she's your girl! She has a sixth sense for needling and has trained herself to wake up when she is needed for comfort. Beware if you lock eyes with her . . . she has a way of staring deep into your soul.
When she isn't working hard in the clinic as our therapy dog, she enjoys playing with toys (her current favorite is a loud squeaking furry badger), hanging out and snuggling with mom and dad, watching and interacting with dog movies, smelling and kissing babies (especially if they coo or cry), playing in creeks and lakes in the warmer months, observing squirrels and occasionally chasing them, and being the center of attention everywhere she goes (partly due to her cuteness, and partly due to the fact that she is a Leo).