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Kelsey Nowak, DPT, PRPC

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Kelsey Nowak, PT, DPT, PRPC, is passionate about helping individuals with new-onset or chronic injuries of the extremities, spine, and pelvic floor. With advanced training in manual therapy, dry needling, and fascial release, she incorporates a multi-modal approach to patient care. Kelsey provides physical therapy for diagnoses including pelvic ring disorders, spine, headaches, concussions, and sports medicine populations. Her passion is helping all patients with pelvic floor diagnoses including pelvic pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, constipation, abdominal pain, painful intercourse, and peripartum patients, including blocked milk ducts and preventing the recurrence of mastitis. Kelsey was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, and had the great honor of playing hockey for the University of Minnesota, twice being named captain, and winning a NCAA Championship her senior season in 2004. She and her husband enjoy coaching their two kids’ sports teams, as well as spending time at the cabin and lake.


Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota (2008)
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Coaching, University of Minnesota (2005)

Professional Certifications

Functional Dry Needling, Kinetacore Level 1
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
USA Hockey Level 4 Coach
Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC)

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Pelvic Health

Achievements & Awards

MN State High School League: 3-time Section 2AA Assistant Coach of the Year: 2009, 2011, 2012
Four-time University of Minnesota scholar athlete and All-WCHA academic team selection
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Gopher Women’s Hockey, Awarded team’s highest GPA 2003 and 2004
NCAA Champion 2004, University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey