Kerida O’Reilly, DPT

Kerida O'Reilly, DPT physical therapist

Kerida O’Reilly, PT, DPT

Pelvic Health, Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Orthopedics

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: 2011 Doctor of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI

Joined Saunders: 2024

Kerida is accepting new patients in Maple Grove and Saint Paul

With over 10 years of professional experience in advanced manual therapy and functional neuromuscular training for chronic pain and pelvic health disorders, Kerida O’Reilly (they/them) is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care. They graduated from Marquette University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and kicked off their career in a large, hospital-associated outpatient setting. After taking a course through the Institute of Physical Art, they began treating patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, advancing to roles within several private practice clinics and treating a wide variety of patient clientele. 

Kerida remains committed to continuing education and has taken additional courses through the Institute of Physical Art, as well as Barral Institute and Herman & Wallace. They use a blend of these institutional techniques in their treatment approach — rooted in a core belief that physical therapy should also consider emotional, psychological, and cultural characteristics.  

Maintaining an emphasis on overall quality of life and self-care, Kerida enjoys developing highly individualized, custom care plans that effectively address the unique needs of each patient. For Kerida, the greatest motivation comes from a patient telling them how they can now do a movement or physical task with more ease and less pain. 

In 2021, Kerida expanded their professional background to include full spectrum, intersectional birth work training, enabling them to better serve pregnant and postpartum clients. 

Q&A with Kerida

Why did you become a physical therapist? 

My mom inspired me. As a teenager, when I decided what to study in college, I saw how rewarding she found her work, and I met several of her patients. I thought I would probably enjoy the same career and it turns out I was right.  

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic? 

They can expect an inquisitive therapist ready to help them meet their therapy and wellness goals using a combination of manual techniques, education, exercises, and behavioral modifications.  

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun? 

I love stories of all kinds: podcasts, movies, tv shows, books. I also enjoy board games.  

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy? 

My partner and I both love cooking, especially with lots of vegetables. When it comes to movement, my favorites are dancing, swimming, and walking with a loved one.  I also make sure to get regular bodywork done to keep my body operating optimally. 

Where is your hometown? 

I was born and raised in Crystal Lake, IL. 

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

I have a clear memory of wanting to be either an actress or a doctor when I was in second grade.  

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota? 

I’m a newcomer to Minnesota, after living in Wisconsin and Illinois. I’m excited to explore and discover my favorite thing about such a beautiful state!