I have been a physical therapist (PT) for over 20 years, and have been blessed to have been working in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area for the past 10 years. I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, acute rehabilitation, hospital, and am currently working in an integrative care setting.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of neurological diagnoses including: traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, vestibular dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, balance dysfunction and children with sensory processing disorder (SPD). I have also worked with conditions specific to pediatric clientele including: plagiocephaly, tongue tie, torticollis, sensory processing disorder, and reflex integration therapy. In my practice, I have provided help to those with chronic pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, migraines, neck and spinal injuries, whiplash, shoulder injuries, and joint replacements. My clientele includes newborns, children, and adults of all ages.
Over the years, I have gained an appreciation for additional therapies, and a respect for what they can bring to the healing environment. Consequently, I have actively pursued craniosacral therapy (CST), taking over 200 hours of classes from the Upledger Institute, and becoming techniques certified. I am a certified neurodevelopmental practitioner, and have experience in myofascial release, movement re-education, and reflex integration.
I view each patient as a unique individual with a distinct health background and condition. I never use a “cookbook” approach to treatments. I seek to meet each person as an individual by thoroughly evaluating his/her health history, their strengths and goals. Together we determine the best course of action for the patient and I to work together as a team. My ultimate goal as a physical therapist is to work with individuals and their accompanying injuries in their journey to self discovery and recovery.
Keri Dahlstrom, PT, CST
When I am not working, my husband, two boys and I try to take in as much of the foothill living as we can. We enjoy mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, backpacking, and camping. My husband and I have always made health a priority for our family by eating right, staying active in the outdoors, practicing our spirituality, and spending quality time together. We endeavor to pass these values to our sons.