Dr. Jessica Chavez-Kline
Jessica Chavez-Kline (She/ Her/ Hers) is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a background in dance, Pilates, and Yoga. She brings a rich movement vocabulary and language to her physical therapy practice, and continues to actively engage in the practices of Yoga, Pilates, Dance, fitness and lifestyle medicine. Her experience as a physical therapist includes acute and critical care as well as neurological and orthopedic focused outpatient settings. She enjoys working with a diverse population of adults of all ages and background with a wide range of goals.
In her current practice, she focuses on Pelvic Health for people experiencing problems that concern the abdominal and pelvic anatomy. She brings a maturity and grounded attitude to this practice and enjoys empowering and educating patients who are coping with problems in this sensitive area of the body. She has been influenced by her own experience as a mother to 2 children and a love of being part of a collaborative healthcare team.
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How did you get into your field?
My first love was Dance. I was lucky enough to have opportunities to study Ballet and Contemporary dance extensively as well as Pilates and, eventually, Yoga. I always wanted to understand more about that way our bodies work and why exercise and movement are so transformative in terms of health and wellbeing. Eventually, I realized becoming a Physical Therapist would allow me to learn what I needed to know and help people in an impactful way. I went back to graduate school for PT and have never looked back.
What is your training background?
How long have you practicing/teaching?
I have been teaching yoga since 2005 and practicing physical therapy since 2014.
Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc.)?
I have had so many amazing teachers! Studying the work of Ginger Garner and Julie Wiebe have had a huge impact on my current practice.
What makes you love your field?
I love being a Physical Therapist because my job is all about helping people figure out what they can do to live better lives. At it’s heart, PT is a grassroots effort to help people make positive changes. Helping people figure this out is amazingly rewarding.
What kind of clients do you love working with? (certain ailments, gender, age)
What sets you apart?
I really have a lot of information from many different schools of thought, a sound understanding of science and research as well as a background in the arts and holistic wellness. I have integrated so much information from a lifetime of learning and I use it all in patient care.
What’s your mission?
My mission is to be authentic, spread joy, and make it simpler for people to feel better!
What brings you joy?
The great outdoors. Watching my children laugh and play.
What do you do with your spare time?
Lie on the ground and breathe.. (I have 2 small children!)
How do we follow you?
- Instagram: @chavezkline
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