Dr. Lesley Allen, PT, PYT has always had a thirst for knowledge and especially when it comes to the human body and our health. After receiving her Physical Therapy degree, she could see the limitations of healing with the current medical model and it's disease centered approach. She began expanding and integrating her knowledge of healing in a more holistic way with her certification from the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. With the application of Medical Therapeutic Yoga and Ayurveda into her traditional Physical Therapy practice allowed her to bridge the gap that was much needed to optimize patient outcomes. Patients were thrilled when they realized there were other options than taking a pill to help with their anxiety, depression, chronic pain conditions.
When Dr. Allen was diagnosed with autoimmunity, she was failed time and time again by strict western medicine doctors who continuously wanted to prescribe a medication for symptom management. Aside from much persistence, these doctors were unwilling to even recognize the significance of the underlying autoimmunity and only wanted to treat the resulting diagnoses. Dr. Allen knew there had to be other options available and this is when she stumbled upon Functional Medicine. The new wave of medicine! She knew in order to heal from her Autoimmunity and better serve others, she would need to once again return to school and become certified in Functional Medicine. And so, her journey of integrating functional medicine into her practice for the healing of others began. She knew she had been given this path/journey because this would allow her to improve the functional outcomes of each of her patients. Cheers to the health and wellness that all humans deserve!
Post-Graduate Programs and Certifications:
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Bellarmine University
Professional Yoga Therapy Certified - includes Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda (900 hr certification)
Functional Medicine Program
APTA Women's Health Advanced courses in high risk pregnancy and postnatal care working toward completion of CAPP-OB certification.
Pelvic Rehab advanced courses
APTA Topics in Neurology Course
Music and Sound in Medicine
Energy Anatomy and Physiology in Medicine
Advance studies in Management of chronic illness and function based treatment programs
Vestibular rehabilitation specialist
Pharmacology for the complex medical patient
And, many more
In addition to her passion for her work, Dr. Allen enjoys a simple life. She is happily married to the love of her life, Christian Allen, and they have three little loves, Reed, Aspen, and Sunny (their beloved 4 legged family member and therapy dog). When she is not working, she makes time for her personal joys which include her family, organic gardening and cooking, yoga/meditation, running, music, hiking, camping, teaching her kids how to be card sharks and international traveling.