Rachel Shelly PT, DPT received her Bachelors of Science as well as her Doctorate degree at Ithaca College in New York during a 6-year accelerated program combining undergraduate and graduate studies. Her passion for PT began in high school when she became a physical therapy patient herself, sustaining multiple injuries from ballet. During her undergrad years at IC, she focused on an exercise science minor, which combined her love of exercises with understanding the science behind why our bodies work the way they do.
During her grad years, Rachel had the opportunity to work in multiple clinical settings. These spanned from outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation and return-to-work rehabilitation to inpatient and skilled nursing, which focused on return to activities of daily living. Rachel also had the privilege of working with Rochester Ballet and the University of Rochester School of Music to help return dancers and musicians to performance level.
From the East to the West coast, Rachel has combined her love of people with her love of science to give patients the hands on expertise that they need to return to their active lifestyles. She is honored to join the amazing doctors at Back 2 Health Physical Therapy and looks forward to continuing to be a lifelong learner.