Dr. Kelly Pennell is a Chiropractor with a special interest and post-graduate training in the field of rehabilitation. She enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team and brings with her to Toronto Physiotherapy over 10 years of experience from various clinical settings, including private practice and speciality post-operative rehabilitation clinics where she worked alongside physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, and other medical professionals.
Kelly works with a diverse patient population, from office workers to weekend warriors, from those with chronic conditions to those with acute injuries (including car accidents), from adolescents to seniors, and everyone in between. She has also had to the unique opportunity to work with professional athletes from the Toronto Lynx, Toronto Argonauts and New York Yankees. Her approach to injury management includes a combination of manual therapies such as myofascial release techniques and joint mobilization/manipulation, and active exercise focusing on functional restoration and optimal performance.
After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) Cum Laude with Clinic Honours, Kelly was accepted as the first resident to the Master’s based rehabilitation fellowship, in her pursuit to specialize in rehabilitation after her chiropractic education. She completed a concurrent Master of Science degree from the Rehabilitation Sciences program at McMaster University. Her thesis investigated changes in gait patterns in persons with upper back pain and her research was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in 2013.
Kelly served as a faculty member for almost 10 years at CMCC. She held various positions at the college including Technique Tutor and Lecturer and Coordinator for the Year II chiropractic rehabilitation program. She was an Independent Consultant to the automotive insurance industry for many years and a Clinical Director at Canada’s largest Independent Medical Assessment company. She currently also works in the medical device field.
While Kelly’s professional pursuits are diverse, she can also be found outside of work enjoying all that the city of Toronto has to offer, from musical concerts to baseball games at the Rogers Centre. She is also a ‘foodie’ and welcomes any new restaurant recommendations!