Mother and Daughter Physical Therapists join A Healer’s Hand + The Nest
Kathleen and Kerida O’Reilly are happy to be joining the team at A Healer’s Hand + The Nest. They both feel strongly that every woman should have the opportunity to receive treatment postpartum to address the profound changes a body undergoes during pregnancy and childbirth. Their hope is that they can provide a path to reclaiming a strong, pain free body both in class and individual treatment formats.
Kathleen and Kerida’s treatment approach combines hands on treatment, exercise and education. Finding that treating the whole body rather than parts in isolation leads to the best results for health and rehabilitation. They are especially interested in the positive results that occur when the fascia surrounding nerves and internal organs are addressed in concert with the musculoskeletal system. Both having had extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy as well as advanced manual techniques. This training in multiple styles of treatment addresses multiple body systems allowing for a wider variety of treatment options, individualizing care for each patient’s needs and goals.
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Kathleen O'Reilly - Physical Therapist
Kathleen has been practicing physical therapy for more than 30 years. After graduating from Boston University, she worked with a wide variety of patients in multiple settings in Northern Illinois. Early on, she discovered an affinity for patients with complex issues, which continued after a move to the Madison area. Kathleen enjoys the challenge of setting patients on the path toward an active and pain-free life. Using an eclectic approach, combining treatment techniques from several manual therapy disciplines with corrective exercise, she loves to solve a good puzzle and delights in the human body’s ability to adapt, repair, and perform. Kathleen works with her patients to find the root cause of symptoms, following lines of tension and strain through the body.
She has taken courses in Myofascial Release with Barnes Seminars, Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Visceral Manipulation with The Barral Institute, treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction from Herman & Wallace, and advanced Manual Therapy Techniques though the Institute of Physical Arts.
Kerida O’Reilly – Doctorate Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist
Kerida O’Reilly graduated from Marquette University's Doctorate in Physical Therapy program in
2011 and specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, athletes, pre & postnatal patients. She
believes that treatment of physical symptoms needs to include consideration of emotional,
psychological, and cultural aspects.Kerida's treatments focus on quality of life with an emphasis on
providing hands on therapy, and educating patients in self-care.