Kelsy Wright

Kelsy Wright, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kelsy is originally from Molokai, Hawaii and recently graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received her BS in Exercise Science at Pacific University in Forest Grove. While at Pacific, she played volleyball as a middle-blocker and received NWC first team honors as a freshman and senior, and honorable mention her sophomore and junior year. She was also voted student-athlete of the week and most inspirational athlete in her last year.

During both undergrad and graduate school, Kelsy was active in research analyzing energy expenditure of handball players and developing a screening tool to detect functional decline in older adults. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has a special interest in sports performance and vestibular disorders. She strives to provide patient-centered care, focusing on individual goals in conjunction with evidence-based techniques to improve function and quality of life. She is eager to continue her education and further develop her manual therapy skills while at Therapeutic Associates to obtain her OCS, CSCS, and CMPT.

In her free time, Kelsy enjoys staying active playing volleyball, golf, and hiking with her husband Ben. She also loves painting and playing with her corgi June.

Blog Posts written by Kelsy Wright

Stress Management this Fall

Summer is coming to a close and with it comes our brisk, and most likely rainy, fall season. Losing our long sunny days can sometimes be a bit daunting and with the start of school and busier schedules, stress can slowly creep up on you. Stress causes a chemical reaction in your body also known as the “fight or flight” response. This can increase your heart rate, breathing rhythm, muscle tension and blood pressure. Although a little bit of stress is okay, being in a state of high-stress for long periods of time can lead to many detrimental health effects such as insomnia, headaches, high blood pressure, obesity and a weaken immune system.

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Let Hiking Season Begin

Looking at the past few weeks, it may finally be safe to say that the sun is ready to make its appearance for the year. With its arrival comes warmer days, blooming flowers, drier trails and the kick-off of hiking season! Below are just a few examples of hiking trails not too far from Oregon City that vary on difficulty depending on your hiking abilities. From easy flat surfaces to more strenuous uphill battles, there are choices for all to get outside and soak up that rare Oregon sun.

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Physical Therapy for Vestibular Conditions

Did you know, dizziness is the third most common reason for visiting a physician, and 85% of dizziness complaints have at least a partial vestibular component. It is estimated that 34.5% of US adults aged 40 years and older will experience vestibular dysfunction at some point in their lives. The vestibular system uses information from the eyes, inner ear, and extremities to help keep your body balanced. Sometimes this information is incomplete or distorted, causing dizziness or a loss of balance.

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Back to School Ergonomics

Back to school means more time spent sitting in classrooms, lugging around heavy backpacks and studying outside of class. Doing these activities with poor body mechanics or improper use of equipment can lead to neck, shoulder and back pain. Try some of these helpful tips to prevent injury and make going back to school pain-free!