Kristen grew up overseas in a variety of countries and when graduating high school returned to the United States for college. She received her BS in exercise sport science at Elon University, and from there went to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City for Physical Therapy receiving her doctor degree. Kristen has been fortunate to have worked with all ages since graduating in 2011 in outpatient orthopedic clinics. She has trained under some great mentors learning a lot of manual skills, getting certified in trigger point dry needling and always looking for the next challenge. When moving to Richmond in 2020 she was able to enter into the pediatrics world which was one of the main motivators for going to PT school in the first place. She has really enjoyed treating a wide variety of patients from orthopedic to neurological to concussion to gross motor delay and many others. She has recently been trained in serial casting to help improve a child’s gait to further assist them in engaging as effectively and efficiently as possible in their environment. She really enjoys showing her patients that therapy can be fun while still achieving desired goals and outcomes. She, her husband and 2 children are enjoying exploring Richmond as their new home and get outside as much as possible. She also has a passion for traveling and takes any opportunity to explore the world and all the wonderful things it has to offer.