Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences – Athletic Training from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Ohio State is where she gained extensive experience with athletes competing at the highest collegiate level, most significantly with women’s lacrosse players. She is a board certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Maryland, skilled in preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions for the athletic population. Being an athletic trainer is where Chelsea learned the skills to break down sport-specific movements in a physiologic and biomechanical way, allowing tailored interventions based on sport, equipment, and position requirements. This is vital in both the return of high level athletes back to the sports they love, and also taking steps to prevent injury in the future.
She went on to attend the University of Washington in Seattle, WA where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. With a special interest in sports medicine, she learned from experts in the field of sports physical therapy during her internship experiences, treating patients of various ages, interests, and abilities. Chelsea is committed to keeping up with current research in order to practice evidence-informed physical therapy. To do this, she is a member of both the National Athletic Training Association and the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Chelsea is also certified to use Dry Needling to help her patients through KinetaCore Physical Therapy Education.
Outside of True Sports, she enjoys hiking, running, strength training, watching Hulu, and is always on the hunt for the best nachos.