Kristy Colley is a structural and functional bodyworker who treats a variety of specialty cases in the pediatric population. She has been with First Choice since 2013 and brings over 17 years of clinical experience. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Certified Pre- and Peri-natal Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Doula, certified TummyTime! Method™ Tutor, and certified in the use of the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function for identifying variations in tongue-tie, as well as extensive experience and training for identifying and treating oral tethers. Her additional training and certifications include (but are not limited to) therapeutic speech and facial massage, myofascial release, oncology massage, treatment of TMJ and sleep-disordered breathing, treatment for cranial nerve dysfunction, orthopedic massage, craniosacral therapy for infant feeding, breathing and airway patency, acupressure, electronic muscle stimulation, polyvagal treatment approaches, massage cupping, gua sha, Kinesio taping, and infant/child development.
Massage, touch, and movement affect our neurobiology and neurohormonal regulation through person-to-person interaction, and that’s how she likes to work: with you and your child, face-to-face, while eliciting structural and functional changes through healthy, responsive, adaptive touch.
Kristy serves a variety of cases with an approach to always be prepared. Her therapist toolbox is robust and reflects the myriad of therapeutic modalities and approaches that often combine functional movement with the assessment of kinesthetic patterns. Using hands-on, structural therapies, we optimize whole-body function, and through a strong understanding of our bodily systems (including sensory and regulatory systems), we recognize underlying patterns of dysfunction that may be inhibiting growth—and then use those to develop comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for patients and their families.
Kristy lives in Kansas City with her partner and son, who she considers her greatest teachers.
Kristy Colley, LMT, CST, CEIM, CPMT