Kelly Bufford


Physical Therapist, Peotone Lead Therapist

Kelly has extensive experience in both Athletic Training and Physical Therapy.  She has worked as an outreach Athletic Trainer as well as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She has completed intense coursework through the Association of Clinical Excellence (ACE) to become a Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist. Kelly is passionate about working with pediatric orthopedic patients, running injuries, throwing injuries , and post-surgical total joint replacements.  Kelly, her husband Greg, and their 3 children reside in Frankfort, IL.


  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Governors State University, 2006

  • Certified Athletic Trainer through NATA (National Athletic Training Association), 2004

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Illinois State University, 2003

Postgraduate Training/Certifications:

  • Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (COPT) through the Association of Clinical Excellence

  • Continuing education courses in Kinesio Taping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Get To Know Me

What led you to become a Physical Therapist? 

I played sports throughout my life.  My love for physical activity, as well as my belief in the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, led me to become an Athletic Trainer and then a Physical Therapist.  I truly enjoy seeing my patients take control of their physical health and work towards their rehabilitation goals.

What is something people may be surprised to learn about you?

I love dogs and support organizations that do pit bull rescue.  I also teach Sunday School to the 3 year olds at my church.

What would your perfect afternoon off include?

My perfect afternoon off would be a lunch date and shopping with my husband.  Nothing too exciting, but I love it!