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Kristyn Dorsett, PT, DPT

EXCEL Fort Lee, 1355 15th Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
P: 201-224-8717 // F: 201-224-6381

NJ PT License # 40QA01519400

Kristyn graduated from The University of Scranton with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, and a minor in Nutrition. After completing her undergraduate degree, Kristyn went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at the University of Scranton, Kristyn was fully involved in activities while participating in intramural sports, as well as other clubs and organizations. 

Growing up, Kristyn not only was active in team sports, such as volleyball and softball, but also took an interest in music and the performing arts.  Kristyn had the opportunity to perform musically during a half-time show at a Jets football game at Giant Stadium, as well as at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC. 

Kristyn developed an affinity for physical therapy while watching her grandmother being treated for a knee replacement and then a rotator cuff repair. During this rehabilitation time, Kristyn respected and appreciated the way the therapists treated and cared for her grandmother. It was obvious that they took great pride in their work and in helping others and she wanted to do the same.

Kristyn enjoys treating all ages and injuries; however, she takes a particular interest in treating post-operative shoulder and knee conditions. She enjoys the complexities that both these joints have to offer, as well as the in-depth nature of their rehabilitation. 

To stay active and physically fit, Kristyn enjoys going to the gym regularly and truly enjoys being active outdoors in the warmer months. In the summers, Kristyn can often be found kayaking, paddle boarding, or just relaxing on the beach at the Jersey shore! In her down time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and time spent with close family and friends. 

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This week on #functionalfitnessfriday, @allib722 and @k_dorsett once again challenge you to #getoutside! This week lets try some #lunges. A lunge is simply a single leg exercise that work a good portion of you lower extremity. These muscles include your #glutes, #quads, #hamstrings, #core, and #hip. Lunges help develop overall lower body strength and muscular endurance. Lets take a look at 3 variations. Forward lunges- take a large step forward and then drop your back knee down to the ground. Keep your front knee in line with your ankle, avoiding bringing your knee in front of your toes or too far to the middle. Then, step up onto the lead foot and repeat the same sequence with the opposite foot. Remember the lunge is not a forward movement, it’s a straight down motion. Backward lunges- take a large step back and then drop your back knee down to the ground. Keep your front knee in line with your ankle, avoiding bringing your knee in front of your toes or too far to the middle. Then, return to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Side lunges- take a large step to the right. While keeping your left leg straight, lunge to your right keeping your right knee behind your toes and your hips back. Then, rise up on your right leg and repeat again. After performing 2 repetitions (or whatever your space allows) repeat the same thing on your left leg. #ExcelPTnj #fortlee #summerbodyseason #girlswhodoPT #choosePT #fitnesslife #legday #outdoorworkout #trainoutdoors #sunsout #beachbody #lunge

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