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Brandi Kirk, PT, PRPC, CVTP

Certifications

Brandi holds the following professional certifications:

  • Certified Visceral Techniques Practitioner (CVTP) through the Barral Institute

  • Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

My Story

Brandi Kirk is a licensed physical therapist with over 26 years of experience. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Ohio State University and then graduated from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (now named Rosalind Franklin University) acclaimed physical therapy program in 1996. She worked in an array of settings and specialties in Illinois including stroke care, wound care, hippotherapy, vestibular rehab, aquatic rehab, orthopedics, and pelvic health until she found her absolute love in manual therapy. She opened her own private practice called Kirk Center for Healthy Living in 2005, which specialized in treating pelvic conditions, any type of chronic pain, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and visceral conditions. Brandi opened another practice in 2017 called Kirk Integrative Physical Therapy, which is the company she continued to treat out of while she still managed Kirk Center for Healthy Living. She sold Kirk Center for Healthy Living on July 1, 2022 so she could move to Bellingham, Washington in September 2022. This had been a dream of hers for almost 20 years! She absolutely loves the Pacific Northwest!

Professional Teaching Experience

Brandi has been a post-graduate teacher for the Barral Institute from 2015-present. She teaches the following classes for this Institute:

  • VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen Part 1

  • VM2: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen Part 2

  • VM3: Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis

  • VM1 Boot Camp for Your Hands Part 1

  • VM1 Boot Camp for Your Hands Part 2

  • VM1 Boot Camp for Your Hands Part 3


Brandi was a post-graduate teacher for the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute from 2010-2016. She taught the following classes for this Institute:

  • PF1: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment

  • PF2A: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment

  • PF2B: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment


Brandi was also a Subject Matter Expert for the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute’s certification test: “Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification:

Brandi has been a Presenter or Lecturer for the following professional organizations:

  • The International Pelvic Pain Society Conference

  • Midwestern School of Osteopathy

  • Society of Urological Nurses and Associates Conference

  • University of Illinois Chicago

  • American Bariatric Association

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Research

Brandi has been published in a scientific peer-reviewed professional journal for her research on treating DRAs (split in the abdominal muscles) with visceral manipulation of the small intestines. Click here to read the article.

Brandi loves kayaking, hiking and all outdoor activities where she can become one with nature. She also has a love for photography and lifting weights. Brandi’s wife, Michelle, has been complaining for years that she doesn’t cook, and Brandi’s excuse has always been owning/managing a 9-treatment room clinic. So now that the clinic has been sold, there are no excuses! Brandi is trying (emphasis on trying) to cook, so if you have any recipes, please share them with her. Her 3 cats (Jericho, Olivia Wild and Sterling Archer) are spoiled beyond belief!

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