Meet The Team

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Dr. Kelley Ryan, PT, DPT, WCS, CYT-200, PCES

Board Certified Women's Health Physical Therapist

Owner/ Founder & Clinical Mentor

Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist

Kelley is a mom of a 3!  She has a toddler, a tween and a teen!  She loves movement to stay sane and helping [m]others use movement and mindfulness to stay balanced in motherhood.  She is a certified yoga teacher and yoga 4 cancer teacher but also jogs, hikes, walks just about everywhere and chases her toddler for exercise. 

 

Kelley grew up in Midlothian and is a proud Hokie!  She graduated from Northwestern University in 2006 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She has practiced orthopedics, women's health and pelvic health since 2006, mentored other pelvic health physical therapists since 2014, taught pregnancy and postpartum topics in the VCU physical therapy program since 2013 and teaches as a lab assistant for pelvic floor advanced courses for PTs. 

Kelley has taken advanced postgraduate coursework in pelvic floor assessment and treatment (all 3 levels), constipation, holistic treatment of the postpartum patient, holistic treatment of the pregnant patient, hypopressives and low pressure fitness, pediatric constipation and incontinence, male pelvic pain, coccydynia and painful sitting, diastasis rectus (DRA), pudendal neuralgia, breast health and post-mastectomy care, chronic pain, incontinence, McKenzie evaluation and treatment, functional movement assessment, running analysis, back and sacroiliac joint pain.  Kelley is one of only 4 Board Certified Women's Health physical therapists in the Richmond metro region. Kelley is a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist and in the midst of working on her Sacroiliac Joint Specialist Certification.

Kelley sees men, women and children in-clinic and via virtual visits Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

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Dr. Shravya Kovela, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Shravya Kovela, PT, DPT, OCS

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Orthopedic + Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

 

Dr Shravya fell in love with pelvic health after she unlocked the key to her back and sacroiliac joint pain by going to pelvic physical therapy herself.  She converted and now loves to merge her passion for orthopedics and pelvic health.  Her superpower is connecting with her patients because she has navigated chronic pelvic pain herself. 

 

Outside of the clinic, Shravya loves to stay active by doing yoga, hiking, dancing, and exploring her new city - Richmond!

Shravya received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University and graduated from an Orthopedic Residency at The Jackson Clinics. She has extensive training in orthopedic assessment, evaluation, and treatments, with over 150 hours of 1:1 mentoring with orthopedic mentors and substantial shadowing of orthopedic surgeons. She has taken several orthopedic specialty courses, with many focused on the spine and SIJ functional assessment and treatment. Shravya has training in pelvic floor through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in levels 1 and 2B, is scheduled for 2A, and additional courses in pregnancy and postpartum. She has treated a variety of conditions including low back, hip, or SIJ-related pelvic pain, pelvic girdle pain, vestibulodynia, vulvodynia, pelvic floor muscle tension and pain, prolapse, urinary incontinence, constipation, and pregnancy and postpartum care.  Shravya has clinically instructed DPT students from various universities.


Shravya is passionate about providing holistic care, with emphasis on manual therapy, functional movement re-training, muscle energy techniques, and a goal-oriented approach. She believes empathy and compassion is a key component of treatment and often feels connected with her patients. Shravya sees women in the clinic and with virtual visits Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Dr. Alison Gallup, PT, DPT, OCS

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Orthopedic + Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Team lead: Male pelvic health & pelvic pain

Dr Ali is a mom of 2 active boys ages 3 and 6 and an energetic goldendoodle.  She grew up as a dancer and now is a pilates and yoga fanatic.  She is passionate about helping men and women with pelvic health issues especially pelvic pain.  The tougher the case, the better!

Alison received her Master of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University and obtained her Pilates teacher certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI).  She has an extensive background treating both men and women in pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapy.  Her more recent post-doctorate coursework includes treating complex pelvic pain and vulvodynia, dry needling for pelvic floor therapy, vulvar dermatology, pelvic physical therapy for men, and holistic treatment of the post-partum patient.  

 

Alison values a one-on-one approach when treating patients and utilizes manual therapy, fascial mobilization, Pilates-based rehabilitation, dry needling, and movement science in her current work.  She values the importance of quality patient care and service.  She strives to provide an environment to optimize healthy healing and physical fitness so her patients may achieve their personal goals and have a healthy and more active lifestyle.   

 

Alison has been mentoring and clinically instructing student physical therapists for over 12 years.  She has also conducted numerous training sessions for physical therapists and Pilates instructors on the specific use of Pilates for rehabilitation and has taught as a guest lecturer at Doctorate Physical Therapy programs on pelvic floor physical therapy. 

Alison sees women and men.  She is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays for in clinic and virtual appointments.

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Ana Fleming, Licensed Massage Therapist

Ana is a mom of an adorable 1-year old girl. Ana has a huge passion for prenatal and postpartum moms going through the new adventure of [m]otherhood. Besides having dance parties with her one year old daughter, she loves to be in nature, writing, and doing yoga.

Ana has been a licensed Massage Therapist for the past four years. She graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville in 2016.  Ana has experience in both medical and spa fields, but has a passion for therapeutic massage and helping birthing people, those with medical conditions and pelvic health conditions thrive.  Ana has taken advanced courses i in deep tissue, prenatal, and trigger-point massage.  She is currently studying labor-induction massage!

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Dr. Carmel Rogers, PT, DPT

Orthopedic + Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist

Dr. Carmel is currently on medical leave, but we still get to pick her athlete-brain as she is recovering! 

 

Dr. Carmel is a mom to a 5-year old daughter and enjoys triathlons, cooking, gardening, "adventuring" with her daughter and husband, flying, sailing, skydiving and anything Minnesota.  She is also a veteran and can fly helicopters-- she is amazing!

Carmel, as a fit mom herself, loves helping women stay active- whether that is chasing your little ones or doing ultramarathons. 

Carmel graduated with an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering before having a change of heart and going to physical therapy school.  Carmel has taken pelvic floor levels 1 and 2b, advanced courses in prolapse, diastasis, instrumented assisted soft tissue massage, pelvic rehabilitation for female and male athletes, and practices a holistic approach to pregnant and postpartum clients.


Carmel sees women in the clinic and with virtual visits Wednesdays and Fridays.