Kelly K. Fosberg, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS

Kelly’s area of clinical interest is in manual therapy and exercise for the management of both acute and chronic spine diagnoses, rehabilitation of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sport-specific rehabilitation and training. She uses an integrative manual therapy approach with Maitland, Gibbson & Tehahn spine manipulation, McKenzie, and Mulligan philosophies, tailoring treatment as appropriate for each individual patient, providing one-on-one care.

Kelly chose to become a physical therapist specializing in orthopaedics because of her interest in the medical profession and a passion for exercise and wellness. Orthopaedic physical therapy allows her the platform to pursue her interests, both clinical and research based, while providing professional quality care to the patients. Born and raised in Flagstaff, a true native, Kelly enjoys all that her hometown has to offer in the outdoors, taking her dogs hiking as much as possible and spending quality time with family and friends. Kelly considers it a privilege to serve and work in her hometown helping to improve the quality of life of her patients.

Education:

  • PhD in Physical Therapy: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Member
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member
    • APTA Orthopaedic Section Member
    • APTA Research Section Member
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association Professional Member

Credentials

  • Certified in the Gratson Technique – Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The Gratson Technique enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions and maintain optimal range of motion in their patients through comprehensive training and education.
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Testimonial

“Kelly and I sat down a week and a half post-shoulder surgery to do an assessment of my strength and range of motion as well as talk about my goals. I let her know I had one main driving goal (shooting my bow again) and that all of my other important goals (holding my kids, hugging my wife, etc.) would be met along the way. I also told her about my Type-A+ personality so she would know what she was in for. Over 10 weeks of physical therapy, Kelly was GREAT to work with. She showed patience, but persistence in working my strength and range of motion back to a pain-free existence. She worked with me to change my mentality, which was equally important. She pushed me, but kept me from overdoing it. Kelly worked hard with me to balance that fine line between not taking it easy, but not working too hard and causing problems either way as I worked towards my goals. When I left a session with Kelly, I had no desire to go to the gym and continue working out because of how well she worked with me! She celebrated my victories with me as I slowly worked my way towards reaching all of my goals. Kelly is a great physical therapist and I’d recommend her to any patient that needs help getting back on track!”

B.W.

“The exercises that Kelly taught me have helped immensely in controlling the muscle spasms and pain associated with my injury. Her patience and understanding of what I was feeling and experiencing were beneficial in our work to allow me to continue an active outdoor lifestyle. “

M.B.

“I would recommend Kelly as a Physical Therapist. I felt like she listened to me, therefore making the right plan for the healing process to start. Kelly also gave me exercises to do at home. I feel this helped my back get stronger. She is very professional. I felt comfortable with her during our sessions and confident she was skilled in her profession. Way to go Kelly! My back hasn’t felt this strong for 8 years. Thank you”

K.T.