Chelsea Carey, PT, DPT joined the DIPT team summer of 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2012, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2017. She has experience in the treatment of various orthopedic conditions, neurological and vestibular conditions, post- surgical care, sport-specific physical therapy, and concussion rehabilitation. One of her favorite PT experiences so far was a mission trip to Guatemala where she worked with the organization Hearts in Motion and treated a variety of patients in established clinics as well as mobile clinics in smaller villages throughout the state of Zacapa. She also educated local practitioners on new and innovative treatment techniques.
Chelsea is very involved in the figure skating and hockey communities. She has been skating for 15+ years, is a USFS double gold medalist, has recently competed in US Figure Skating Adult Regional and National competitions, and enjoys performing in local theater on ice shows. She is currently the president of the Skating Club of Phoenix, where she helps organize competitions, sponsor club events, and helps with the needs and goals of the club members as they progress through the various skill levels and programs. She is passionate about promoting good sportsmanship and creating lifelong friendships through the sport of figure skating, and giving back to the community that has given her so much.
Over the past 5 years, Chelsea has worked as an Arizona Coyotes promotional and on-ice crew member. As a team member, she participates in Coyotes community events throughout Phoenix, works game day operations on and off ice, outreach to fans, and promotes the Arizona Coyotes and the sport of hockey. If you see her at a game – stop by and say hi! Now, Chelsea has been selected as an official sports medicine provider by the US Figure Skating National Network.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys training in aerial acrobatics on apparatuses such as silks, trapeze and hoop, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.