Shelley McClellan, PT, DPT, FAFS
Shelley McClellan is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science and Doctorate trained physical therapist who has practiced physical therapy since 1998. She has worked with varied clientele and enjoys patients across the lifespan with varied functional demands. As a single mom to and active 8 year-old girl, she is passionate about many health and wellness issues facing our youth today.
For seven years she was employed as the lead physical therapist for the Phoenix Suns team physician Richard Emerson, where she was part of a dynamic health care team providing care to many professional and amateur sports teams and athletes including injury prevention, sports performance, as well as rehabilitation. During a 3 year relocation to the beautiful state of Montana, she focused on geriatric care providing care to people up to 105 years old when not recreating in the outdoors.
Academic thesis work introduced her to the world of research resulting in published work and presentation at the national conference for physical therapists. Throughout her career she has continued to create and complete many studies including looks at the golf swing for performance and injury prevention and EMG studies looking at muscle recruitment with movement. Most recently she completed the NG 360 GPS certification program. Her philosophy of patient care is that every session is an evaluation of the whole kinetic chain and how the whole system is integrated into the unique demands of an individual. It is an inspiring process for both the therapist and the client when wellness takes root where pain or inability had been.