Women's Physical Therapy in Penn Trafford

Specializing in the treatment of POTS in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Treatment

 

Our POTS treament combines aerobic & strengthening exercises to improve your well-being and overall quality of life.  Our treatment includes The POTS life™ program that was developed in clinic by Kelsey, our Physical Therapist, who has POTS herself. 

Kelsey botti pots doctor

Meet Dr. Kelsey Botti


Kelsey is a 2014 graduate of Chatham University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kelsey was diagnosed with POTS in 2021 after suffering with symptoms for over 10 years. She is now helping others with their diagnosis. Discuss symptoms and treatment options with Kelsey by scheduling a Virtual Call.

Her POTS journey has been featured In:

Our POTS Treatment Program Testimonials

Rachel

Tell us about your diagnosis?

I was diagnosed with POTS in April 2023 after having a long battle with COVID.

 

What do you like about the program?

I love everything about this program! Aside from the amazing therapists, the program works! I love that I have a daily workout routine to do with guidance for safe and proper techniques. I have noticed a big difference in my energy level, my endurance and my overall strength since I started the program. I also love that I have an app at my hands for ease of scheduling, exercises to follow and direct contact to my team.

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

Don’t hesitate! It’s tough at first and it’s hard to get started but once you start exercising everyday with the provided exercise protocol, you will start noticing small differences that eventually become big ones. I used to have trouble just walking to the bathroom without feeling like I was going to pass now. Now, I can work an eight hour day without significant symptoms the next day. It’s really been helping me a lot. I highly recommend!

Sophia

Tell us about your diagnosis?

I first noticed my POTS symptoms in early high school, but didn’t receive a diagnosis until I was 22. My POTS was under control for years but the stress of school made things harder to handle.

 

What do you like about the program?

Kelsey has been a lifesaver!! I was going to the gym 5 days per week but I was stuck in a constant cycle of flares for months. Kelsey showed me the importance of going slow and steady. My POTS is significantly better. Although I have ups and downs, I feel like I am back to a sense of normalcy.

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

Please just give it a try. Medications are not a cure for POTS and will work significantly better when accompanied by exercise. Not all exercise is the same for POTS and Kelsey will work with you to get your blood flowing in the right way :) It is also so wonderful to work with someone who understands your diagnosis because she has been through it herself

Kendyl

Tell us about your diagnosis?

I began developing symptoms of POTS a couple months after recovering from covid. After months of laying on the couch and feeling exhausted, I was able to get a tilt table test & a diagnosis at the Cleveland Clinic.

 

What do you like about the program?

I like that the program starts out slow and really builds your tolerance again to exercise. If you feel like something is too difficult or makes you symptomatic, Kelsey works to make it right for you!

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

Just go for it and trust the process. It may seem silly at first starting with very simple exercises, but I have already seen a difference in just a couple months! Be consistent and stick with it.

Lauren

Tell us about your diagnosis?

It has taken me about 14 years to get a true diagnosis. Up until working with Kelsey, I truly felt that I was just meant to live in a constant state of pain, fog, and exhaustion.

 

What do you like about the program?

This program is extremely easy to follow, simple to implement, and catered directly towards you. In past experiences, there were many “one size fits all” programs, or routes taken that never seemed to fit my own personal needs, which as expected, never truly worked or helped me feel better. Nothing feels better than being validated, having direct changes made based on each visit, and never having to deal with the run around, or only getting a quick ten minutes to meet with a doctor or health professional. Kelsey truly cares.

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

Don’t wait another second! It is amazing how great you can feel when starting out the programs, and realizing as time goes on that it is not okay to continue on feeling the way that you do. Kelsey validates your thoughts and knows from experience exactly how you feel. It is so reassuring to finally have someone who understands POTS working side by side with you, with this program you will never be alone again!

Arielle

Tell us about your diagnosis?

I was diagnosed at 12 because I was fainting every day . There were no specialists near me so I was treated by doctors who were just trying their best, but were not exactly sure how to treat my condition once I failed the first round of drugs. I am now 19, I have three more diagnoses related to my pots ,and I see a specialist and I am fainting maybe once every few months.

 

What do you like about the program?

I like this program because of the way that it can be easily modified.

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

I would say that it is ok if you have to backtrack in the program a little bit because of a slide in your health. The most important thing is to keep working through the program. It’s going to be difficult at times and exhausting but it makes all the difference if you stick to it.

Harper

Tell us about your diagnosis?

My daughter has been diagnosed with POTS, gastroparesis, IBS, among other things.

 

What do you like about the program?

I like the accountability and support that my daughter is given.

 

What would you say to someone looking to start the program?

I would tell them to give it a try esp if all the medications are not helping you feel better. What do you have to loose? My daughter seems leaps and bounds better to me. Her face has life in it again and she’s taking accountability for improving her health by committing to the program. Kelsey has been a huge support for my daughter! We have been incredibly happy with the program.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

WOMEN'S HEALTH  PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our services help women to address core and pelvic floor issues.  We specialize in treating pelvic floor dysfunction which includes pelvic pain, incontinence, urgency/frequency & prolapse. We also specialize in pre & post-partum care.

PERSONAL TRAINING

One-on-one personal training. Haven't exercised in a long time? -- No problem! We will create a comprehensive program to reach your fitness goals. 

 

KB Physical Therapy & Wellness

is proud to announce the launch of The POTS life™ Program

A first of it's kind POTS treatment option that can be completed right at home


- Our personalized POTS treatment program that was created by Kelsey, a Physical Therapist who has POTS herself.

 

- Takes our program we use in office & now has a way to reach others no matter your location. The POTS life Program combines aerobic exercise, strength training, nutrition support & more.

 

- Assigned daily exercises with videos, meal planning ideas, habit tracking & community support.

 

- The program is safe for people with both POTS & EDS.

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