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Meet the Team
At Optimum Health & Wellness, we understand that each client is unique and we are committed to providing you with customized plans to meet your needs. Our skilled team of Physical Therapists, Dietitians and Personal Trainers are dedicated to working with you and your loved ones to reach your health and wellness goals.
Kelly Chick Comstock
“Equipping, encouraging and empowering Ketchikan into wellness.”
I have lived and worked as a physical therapist in Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska since 1995 and been in private practice since 2004, initially as a sole proprietor. After watching many individual healthcare practitioners come and go from Ketchikan, and take their contributions with them, I knew I wanted to establish something more lasting for this community to help build more stability for our healthcare options here...
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jesus Christ
I grew up in Puyallup, WA. Before joining my wife here at Optimum in January of this year, I previously worked in ship building and repair.
Working in a shipyard for the last 10 years, I have gained a wide variety of skills including; leading an electrical team of 10-15 employees, solving day to day electrical production issues, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees and I helped to develop a marine curriculum with NCCER as a subject matter expert. My time at the shipyard gave me the confidence to endeavor into a completely new field as an Administrative Executive where I am now certified as a Technician in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Nerve Conduction Studies.
I don’t believe people truly understand the depth and breadth of what is available to them with Physical Therapy and it is a goal of mine to help our local and surrounding Communities realize the amount of support that our Clinic’s amazing Staff has to offer.
At Optimum, I see it as my job to support all of our Staff and Clients in any way possible. Whether helping as a Diagnostic Technician, filling in at the front desk, implementing new strategies or cleaning the bathroom, my job is to serve where I am needed. My hope is that everyone I interact with each day feels that they have support.
I love seeing and hearing the way that our Staff encourages and empowers our Clients. The environment here is truly warm and welcoming.
I value dependability, loyalty & commitment.
When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking and traveling with my family, game nights and Seahawks football games.
1. The Uncommon Man by Tony Dungi
2. Solid Joys Daily Devotional (podcast)
3. The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
I grew up in Montana and Idaho. I was a Licensed Massage Therapist for 6 years and a Chiropractor for 10 years. In addition, I was taught Anatomy & Physiology, as well as other classes, at a local college.
I was a Chiropractor for 10 years, in which I owned and ran a busy practice. Unfortunately, due to injuries I am no longer able to practice. Luckily, I can still use my skills of excellent patient care, administration and insurance handling to ensure OHWPT patients get the best Physical Therapy care in Ketchikan!
At OHWPT we strive to educate the community on health and wellness and empower all to take their health into their own hands.
I work behind the scene, as well as directly with patients, to ensure they are getting the best care possible. I make sure everything runs smoothly; from the front desk, their physical therapy, and through the insurance process.
I love the positive and encouraging atmosphere at OHWPT! We all strive to build up one another and remain positive.
The values that drive me are: always striving to do the best in all I do and uplifting those around me in whatever ways I can.
When I’m not working, I like spending time with family and friends, hiking, dancing, and spending time in nature.
1. The Power of Intention
2. Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling
3. Zero Limits
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus
I grew up in a modern farm conservationist community near the border of Wisconsin and Illinois. For the last 10 years, I've been waiting for the opportunity to relocate to a small community surrounded by nature, focusing on client relations roles while working for a variety of family-owned businesses.
My passion is to be of service to my community and support those within it in their goals. I want to empower everyone to become their highest self; physically, mentally, and spiritually. I would love to see more people take advantage of PT as a preventative measure to help ensure the longevity of their overall health and wellness. I think it’s critical to maintain and optimize our bodies functionality even if and when we feel great.
I am very lucky to work amidst such a passionate, talented, and dedicated group of people here at Optimum. Not only is everyone here dedicated to treating the whole person, but they are also dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the community as a whole.
The values that drive me are: the power of manifestation, self-reflection, loyalty, integrity, and above all else, kindness.
When I’m not working, I love taking my dog to Bugge Beach or Carlanna Lake.
1. The Time Travelers Wife
2. The Alchemist
3. Confessions of an Economic Hitman
“Until you make your unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl G. Jung
I grew up in Singapore and worked at the shipyard before venturing on my own as an independent photographer and marine electrical contractor. I have tinkered with computers and technology my whole life, putting my experience into setting up my home server with a decommissioned laptop that now works as my personal cloud server, and many more convenient processes.
Joining the Optimum team as the IT Systems Admin and Building Maintenance Manager, I hope to apply my experience while working with people I am close friends, fostering a healthy work-culture with them.
Outside of work, I enjoy photography, designing and planning builds for hi-fi speakers and listening to music on said speakers, hanging out with my dog, tinkering with my home network, exploring internet-of-things possibilities, and ensuring stage productions and concerts sound good.
1. The Jordan Harbinger Show (podcast)
2. Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu (podcast)
3. Mastery by Robert Greene
I am a Type 2 diabetic. My doctors told me that I needed to watch my blood sugars. I decided it was time to make my health a priority and start getting back in shape as well. I walked through town one day and noticed the 'Optimum' sign. I went in and a wonderful staff member assisted me and got me excited about working out. She answered all my questions about the facility, and I signed up the next day.
I began coming to work out almost every day! I loved the energy of the staff and the members. I joined the team as a Staff Member later that year! I love all that Optimum Health & Wellness is about and all the fabulous people who are members. I plan on staying and being a part of this Wellness Movement as long as possible!
[Bio coming soon.]