Meet The Team

RVA's Most Experienced Hybrid Orthopedic + Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Practice

Both Dr. Kelley and Dr. Laura have taken countless orthopedic courses, internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor trainings and the holistic treatment of the pregnant & postpartum patient

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

Board Certified Women's Health Physical Therapist


Yogi, Recreational Runner and Nature Lover


Owner/ Founder & Clinical Mentor

 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 mom of a 3!  She has a toddler, a tween and one in between!  She loves movement to stay sane.  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.

Dr. Laura Thoene, PT, DPT

Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Triathlete, Marathon Runner and Distance Athlete


Running Evaluations

Laura obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2003. After graduating, she practiced physical therapy from Hawaii to Seattle to Boston to Richmond and began specializing in pelvic health in 2014 after experiencing her own postpartum problems. 

Laura is passionate about orthopedics and pelvic health as well as female athletes.

Laura has continued her pelvic health studies in: pelvic floor levels 1 & 2, the holistic treatment of the postpartum patient, sacroiliac joint and pelvic ring, pelvic organ prolapse, foot and ankle assessment, pilates for therapeutic and corrective exercise, and running kinematics and gait analysis, kinesiotaping and advanced techniques in the hip and knee for sports and runners.  

Laura and her husband (also a USC Physical Therapist) are raising two active children, and can often be found at fun runs, marathons, and triathlons. Laura loves to say: "the older I get, the faster I get!" and often places at the top of her age group. Her previous marathons have included qualifying for and running Boston twice, qualifying for Chicago, Richmond, Shamrock and qualifying for New York.

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