Chelsea Athing

Chelsea Athing

about chelsea

Chelsea has a passion for physical therapy and this is largely a result of the joy she gets from knowing she's had a positive impact on her patient's lives. Chelsea is committed to providing quality care in a way that challenges her patients and celebrates their accomplishments throughout the rehabilitation process. She is a Fellow in Applied Functional Science which brings a higher level of care that many other clinics cannot provide.

After receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound, Chelsea joined the staff at Experience Momentum in 2010. In 2011 she completed a 10-month Fellowship of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.
 
Through the lens of Applied Functional Science, Chelsea became interested in pelvic floor dysfunction, specifically how to use global movements and the larger muscles of the hips and abdomen to turn on the smaller muscles of the pelvic floor. Her passion is now in treating and preventing incontinence, pelvic pain, organ pro-lapse and other pelvic floor disorders. She hopes to spread the word to women (and men) that incontinence and pelvic pain, while common, are not a normal result of childbirth or aging, and are nothing one should have to live with for any length of time. She is committed to educating her clients so they feel empowered and encouraged throughout their recovery process.
 
In her free time Chelsea can be found training for marathons, doing yoga, reading at coffee shops, eating fruit, or learning to play piano.

"In the six weeks that I‘ve been participating in physical therapy, I have seen a steady improvement in my body. I am regaining control and strength by doing the necessary stretches and exercises. I realize now that my body has been traumatized, by not only the initial act of my pelvic floor collapsing, but also from childbirth years ago (and large babies at that!) and recent surgeries.  I also realize that I am a work in progress and that it can only get better from here if I follow the program.
I came into this hoping for the best, but did not have very high expectations. I used to be so frustrated with myself, but that has all changed now. I am moving better, feeling better, and frustration is at a minimum, because I know I am on a good path. I have a very rigorous hike scheduled next spring up a canyon and cliff in Kauai, and I fully expect to rail at it! Thanks, Chelsea!” Terri, mother of 3