Dr. Kelly Starrett


Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and blogger. His work focuses on revolutionizing how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California.

Kelly’s 2013 release, Becoming a Supple Leopard, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His work has been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal.

Kelly teaches the popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide.

Before starting his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit (one of the first 30 CrossFit affiliates), he practiced performance-based physical therapy at the world-renowned Stone Clinic. In his current practice, Kelly continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance.

Kelly’s clients have included Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record-holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes.

Kelly’s background as an athlete and coach includes paddling whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams, and leading the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competition in two World Championships. In his free time Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife Juliet and two daughters, Georgia and Caroline, surfing, paddling, and Olympic lifting.