Who am I?

My name is Kelsey. I am a mom of 3, wife to my best friend, and a physical therapist. I love to run, lift weights, spend time outside, and be active as much as possible. I also play violin so music is also a big part of my life. I usually have music playing where ever I am, and am usually singing along.

I have a bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University Idaho and my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound. I love learning and if school didn’t cost so much, I would probably be a forever student.

Why am I here?

When I had my first baby in 2014, I quickly realized how little support and education there was for women recovering from giving birth. After delivering a 10 pound baby, I was “cleared” for exercise at my 6 week appointment with the advice to just “listen to my body”.  Luckily for me I was still in physical therapy school, we had discussed postpartum rehabilitation. I had more information that most women do and I still didn’t give myself the time to properly recover. I learned a lot with my own recovery and during my second pregnancy, I did things differently. Things were different, from the pregnancy, to labor and delivery, to my postpartum recovery, they were easier. The pressure to “get my body back” wasn’t there because I didn’t care to get it back. My body has made two awesome kids and probably will never be what it was before. In my opinion, it is better. I am stronger now. I am more confident. I am comfortable in my skin. I took the time to let myself recover and take care of myself.

I have a passion for helping women learn how to take care of themselves physically, so they can accomplish their goals, as a woman, mother, wife, athlete, etc. We deserve to be confident, strong, and capable. We deserve to do more than survive, we thrive! When we take care of our bodies, they will take care of us, and isn’t that something we all want?