Kristen Welsh, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S.

Physical Therapist
Sports Medicine

Children's at Duluth

kristen.welsh@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Samuel Merritt University, 2007.
  • Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology, Certification in Kinesiotherapy: California State University, Long Beach, 2002.

Interests
  • Playing Basketball both recreational and on a Chinese American National Basketball Team from Los Angeles
  • Hiking, Skateboarding, Surfing, Snowboarding, Photography
  • Sport Specific Training
  • ACL Prevention
  • Dry needling

Societies
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association since 2004
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association: Sports and Orthopaedic Sections since 2004
  • Member, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG)
  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

    Certifications
  • CPR, AED, American Heart Association
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Providing quality one-on-one care with an individualized and goal-oriented emphasis.
  • Serve as clinical instructor for physical therapy students.
  • Provide rehabilitation for children with orthopaedic and sports related injuries.
  • Promote a safe return to activities/sports and help prevent re-injury.
  • Faculty member of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Residency Program.

Career Highlights

  • Speaking at multiple physical therapy conferences for various medical professionals in both California and Georgia.
  • Assisting in sports performance classes to various baseball, soccer, rowing and basketball teams.
  • Assisting in individual and team injury prevention screening for various sports.
  • Providing various community presentations to the public, sport teams, and YMCAs on various sport related topics.
  • Involved in multiple Basketball Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention Programs.
  • Promote a safe return to activities/sports and help prevent re-injury.
  • KRON News Television Medical Minutes: Ankle & Knee Injury Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Oakland, (2009)