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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 female and male patients with pelvic floor diagnoses including pelvic pain, urinary/bowel incontinence, constipation, abdominal pain, painful intercourse, and peripartum patients, including blocked milk ducts and preventing the recurrence of mastitis.  Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Kelsey 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 and enjoy coaching their two kids’ sports teams, as well as spending time at the cabin and lake.


University of Minnesota: 2005 Bachelor of Science: Major – Kinesiology; Minor – Coaching
University of Minnesota: 2008 Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Professional Certifications

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

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Minnesota Chapter, Pelvic Health Section (2005 – Present)

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 & 2004
NCAA Champion 2004 – University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey