Louise Kelley DPT, PRC

Louise received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989 from the Emory University School of Medicine and, later in her career, her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.  Early in her career, she worked in inpatient rehab with patients following stroke, amputation, and spinal cord injury.  She has worked for the majority of her career in a wide variety of outpatient settings in the Washington, DC, area, ranging from spinal rehab to women’s health, chronic pain, and sports performance.  Louise has always been drawn to methodologies that recognize the interconnectedness of the human body and believes that no other approach so thoroughly examines and addresses this concept as PRI.  Louise has introduced the PRI paradigm not only to her patients but to numerous athletic teams and clubs involved in road racing, track, basketball, diving, volleyball, rugby, dance, and tennis.  In 2011, she earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute.  Her passion for PRI has extended to mentoring colleagues from multiple disciplines.

Articles:

  1. Deep dry needling of the trunk muscles. In: Trigger Point Dry Needling: an Evidenced and Clinical-Based Approach.Churchill-Livingstone, London. 2013. pp.119-132.
  2. Making the connection: examining the characteristics and causes of trigger points on a cellular level. Advance for Phys Ther and Rehab Medicine. Vol. 23 (5). 2012.
  3. On target: trigger point pain responds to manual and instrument-assisted methods. Advance for Phys Ther and Rehab Medicine. 2010.
  4. Adaptation in Today’s World:Are We Adapting Well?In: PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. 2015.

Email: kelley.louise@posturalrestoration.com