Kirsten is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Kirsten has advanced training in pelvic health rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Craniosacral Therapy through Michigan State University and is also a Clinically Certified Vestibular Therapist (CCVT). In addition to these specialties, she is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).
With these advanced myofascial, craniosacral, and vestibular skills, she has a passion for treating patients who are healing from inner ear and balance impairments, head trauma, and chronic pain. Before pursuing a career as a physical therapist, Kirsten graduated cum laude from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time at BVU, Kirsten was a four-year member of the volleyball team. While there she met her husband; they now reside on their acreage near Ames. Kirsten and Scott have two children, Riley and Raymond; Riley was born still in 2020.
Following Riley’s stillbirth Kirsten became active in the non-profit No Foot Too Small and is deeply passionate about caring for families that are navigating loss and infertility. She understands the physical impact and toll these experiences have on our bodies and how important it is to care for your whole-self while healing. Outside of the clinic, Kirsten can be found teaching and practicing yoga, hiking, traveling, and spending time outside exploring with her family. She has a habit of collecting farm kittens, loves hanging out with her chickens, and considers the ideal post-work-pastime to be walking or running the gravel roads of Boone County with her two dogs.
Clinically Certified Vestibular Therapist (CCVT)
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)