Dr. Colleen Gest, PT, DPT, WCS (she/her)

  • Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
  • Owner of Foundations Physical Therapy ​
  • Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona University

  • Colleen Gest is a Board Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist who graduated from Northern Arizona’s Doctoral Physical Therapy program in 2009. She has been treating people during and after their pregnancies ever since obtaining her license to practice physical therapy, as well as people of all ages and genders with pelvic floor conditions such as pain and incontinence. She became board certified in women’s health physical therapy in 2019, which requires additional training and demonstrates extensive practice and study in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health issues. Colleen teaches pelvic health content to the doctoral physical therapy students at Northern Arizona University and has taught Biomechanics in the Biology department there as well. Colleen believes treatment of pelvic floor issues and musculoskeletal health conditions during and after pregnancy is a valuable and under-served area of healthcare. She recognizes the importance of the intersection of pelvic and pre and post-natal health with race, financial health, gender, and many other factors and strives to provide equality in pelvic physical therapy treatment for all. Colleen opened Foundations Physical Therapy in June of 2021 to help people with pelvic health conditions live their best lives. Colleen joined the Flagstaff Birth Collective in December of 2021 and is honored to begin working alongside the Collective’s talented members in a holistic healthcare model.

    Colleen currently offers treatment for prenatal and postnatal conditions as well as pelvic floor issues Tuesdays-Fridays at her main office location. She offers treatment on Mondays at the Flagstaff Birth Collective, 2717 N. Steves Blvd, Ste 11. Telehealth appointments are also available.

    Colleen can be reached by phone at (928)350-8270. Colleen offers a free 15-minute phone consultation for all new patients to help you find out if pelvic floor physical therapy is a good fit for you. You can learn more about pelvic floor physical therapy by following Foundations Physical Therapy here: