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Physical Therapist, Hippotherapy Professional Clinical Specialist
Keely built the hippotherapy program at Kadlec in 2014 with the assistance of fellow pediatric PT Meagan. In 2016, Keely became certified as a Hippotherapy Professional Clinical Specialist; she is one of only 100 in the world to reach this achievement. This certification acknowledges that she has advanced knowledge and experience in hippotherapy.
As a doctor of physical therapy, she treats her patients at the Kadlec Healthplex and at Strides. Her caseload consists of newborns to geriatric. She specializes in neurological-based diagnoses. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology with minors in psychology and anthropology from Eastern Washington University and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Sacred Heart University (Connecticut). Keely has used hippotherapy as a treatment strategy for patients since 2006 with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delay to name a few.
Keely has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and Level 2 training, is a certified hippotherapy professional clinical specialist, and has been practicing hippotherapy since 2014 as a licensed doctor of physical therapy.
As a 15 year old Meagan was introduced to physical therapy as a patient. She was immediately fascinated with how everything in the body is connected and began her desire to become a physical therapist. As a child she always wanted to ride a horse however never had the opportunity. When she was introduced to hippotherapy as a physical therapy student her interest in horses increased with the idea of being able to provide therapy on a horse. Her opportunity to ride a horse came as an adult and increased her desire to provide therapy on horses.
Meagan is a physical therapist at Kadlec outpatient services; she treats patients at the Healthplex, in NICU, and at Strides. She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University and a Masters of Physical Therapy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. She specializes in pediatric care. She was introduced to hippotherapy while on a clinical rotation in Scotland where Shetland ponies were used for therapy. She is currently working towards her certification as a pediatric clinical specialist which acknowledges that she has advanced knowledge and experience working with children.
Meagan has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and Level 2 training.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Stacy graduated from Whatcom Community College as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2000. She currently works at the Kadlec Healthplex treating primarily the adult population in the outpatient clinic; she is uniquely trained in lymphedema management and counterstrain. In 2016, Stacy joined the hippotherapy program treating both adults and children.
Stacy has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 training.