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Kelly Bufford

MPT, ATC, COPT

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.

Education

  • 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!