Dr. Kelly Wild is an engaging and driven physical therapist with a passion for rehabilitating patients through the use of manual therapy techniques in combination with active exercise. Kelly strives to help each patient reach their goals and to empower patients to develop lifelong positive health practices.
Kelly has an extensive background in athletics. Kelly attended Ohio State University, playing hockey at the Division I level. Kelly played on the US U-18 and U-22 National hockey teams, winning a World Championship in 2008. Kelly has also competed in CrossFit and is a three time CrossFit Games athlete. She is currently competing in Olympic Weightlifting for California Strength, and recently placed 2nd at Nationals in 2018.
Kelly’s passion for physical therapy began after working through multiple injuries during her time as a competitive CrossFit athlete. The positive physical and mental effects from her experiences in PT drove her to pursue a career where she could influence people in a similar manner. The inspiration for Kelly’s work as a physical therapist comes from helping people achieve their fitness goals and helping patients reach their optimal physical health.
Kelly’s experiences as both a coach and an athlete have translated over well to her care of patients as a physical therapist. Through coaching, Kelly has developed the skills to instruct people of all ages and abilities in movement and exercise, in group settings as well as in one-on-one sessions. Kelly has learned how to adapt her approach to suit each individual’s needs, from a physical and cognitive standpoint, to improve and enhance each patient’s body awareness and movement patterns.
Kelly received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN.
CrossFit Level 1 trainer