STAFF

  • Kelly C. Villars, PT, DPT, CLT

    Kelly graduated from Southern Adventist University (Tennessee) in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Over the next 10 years, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings. Kelly spent four years as a nurse working in intensive care.

    Kelly Villars, has pursued advanced studies in myofascial release, functional manual therapy and McKenzie’s mechanical approach to assessment and treatment of the back. As a certified Lymphedema Specialist, Kelly fills a specific need for lymphedema treatment and screenings on both the Northshore and Southshore.

    Hobbies outside the clinic include gardening, walking, biking and reading.

    Licensed since 2001

    Hometown: Metairie, LA

    Education: Received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University (Tennessee) in 1990; Graduated in 2001 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania)

    Licensed: Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    Certified: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Pre-employment physicals for Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation, CPR, Certified Pilates Instructor

    Emphasis Training: Lymphedema screenings and treatment, joint and tissue myofascial release; functional manual therapy; McKenzie’s mechanical approach to assessment and treatment of the back, wellness programs

    Member: American Physical Therapy Association since 1998

    “I have long had a strong interest in exercise and nutrition and how these two factors can improve one’s overall health and wellness. Physical therapy encompasses these values and has been integral in my personal journey towards health and fitness. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Even small changes in lifestyle can affect a large improvement in an individual’s life. I am delighted to be a part of this healing process and participate in my clients’ individual journeys toward a healthier life!”