The month of October is National Physical Therapy Month, where clinics like Sports Physical Therapy Kirkland and the American Physical Therapy Association take the opportunity to recognize physical therapy professionals around the world.
In the spotlight this month is the new SPT-Kirkland Clinic Director and Physical Therapist Sean O’Kelley, DPT, ASTYM certified. O’Kelley joins the SPT-Kirkland team from the SPT-Everett location. His educational background consists of receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Oregon State University and his doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Strength does not come from winning; your struggles develop your strengths,” O’Kelley said. “When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
O’Kelley is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association: Private Practice Special Interest Group and the Sport Physical Therapy Section. He has experience working with individuals of all ability levels and backgrounds. His passion is manual therapy combined with functional movement and exercises, in order to improve his patient’s quality of movement, and more importantly their quality of life. O’Kelley recently traveled with CrossFit Marysville as the team Physical Therapist to the 2017 Northwest Regional CrossFit Games. His passion for sports has helped influence his clinical approach to rehabbing all aches, pains, and injuries with the number one goal to help his patients return to healthy, active lives.
“It’s not just the exercises that are helping,” said an SPT patient. “It’s a great, fun atmosphere. The conversations make it a place that helps my mood and gives me a boost too. I will definitely get back in to see them.”
If you or someone you love is in need of physical therapy treatment or possibly questioning the extent of an injury, O’Kelley is now accepting new patients.
Please call SPT-Kirkland at 425-823-1389 to schedule a complimentary injury assessment at our clinic, located in Houghton Village.