Chelsie Vetter

Chelsie Vetter, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Chelsie is a graduate from Eastern Washington University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Prior to attending EWU, she studied Exercise Science and Health at the University of Idaho. She is actively pursuing advanced training in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) with plans to become a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) and an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). With Functional Movement Screening Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, Chelsie integrates screening for return to sport and training into her physical therapy treatments and community outreach. Chelsie is also a current resident of the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Residency Program (expected graduation December 2020).

Chelsie has a passion for working with all age groups and has clinical experience in treating athletes, general orthopedics, pre- and post-surgery, and neurological conditions. She strives to improve each patient’s ability to reach their personal goals following an injury through individualized treatment programs.

Chelsie is an avid soccer player and remains an active participant in Spokane Adult Leagues and at her U of I and Cheney High School Alumni games. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, sampling local cuisine, and being outdoors.

Blog Posts written by Chelsie Vetter

Properly walk with a single arm assistive device

I have read that when you use a cane, you should have it on your good leg side but move it forward with your bad leg side. What if I feel that my left leg is weak and it may give out and I am afraid of falling? Can I then use the cane on the left side with that leg instead?

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Treatment plan for arthritis in knee

I have recently been diagnosed with substantial arthritis in my right knee. What type of therapy would you use?

My foot is swollen after an ankle fracture. When can I start walking?

It’s been 3 weeks and my foot is still swollen. My condition was made from a small ankle fracture on my left foot. On my first week I was in bed rest then half of my second week I was on crutches and later went to the walker boot. My question is, even though my foot is swollen , could I be able to start walking on my foot again or should I wait more until it’s full gone?