About Us

You’re in expert hands, literally

At Elizabeth Rogers Pilates & Physical Therapy, you benefit doubly from the medical background of a Physical Therapist combined with the full-body perspective of a Pilates instructor. This 2-for-1 knockout combination of Physical Therapy and Pilates expertise gives our team a razor sharp insight that allows us to quickly identify clients’ faulty movement patterns and the cause of their aches and pains.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rogers, PT, DPT, CSCS

Elizabeth originally developed her passion for movement and keen ability to analyze movement through 18 years of classical ballet training. This passion for movement, the desire to work closely with people and an interest in medicine led her to a career in Physical Therapy. While completing her graduate studies in Physical Therapy, she simultaneously completed her Pilates instructor training, because she had a vision for the seamless integration of Pilates into Physical Therapy treatments. She also recognized that Pilates is a fun and effective method for optimizing movement across the lifespan.

Elizabeth takes the time to listen to each client’s story in order to fully understand his/her needs and goals. Hearing the client’s story is essential to developing an effective treatment plan. Her treatment approach is a blend of manual therapy techniques, movement re-education and highly effective exercise techniques, including Pilates conditioning. She empowers all of her clients to take control of their wellness and longevity.

Just like her clients, Elizabeth is doing her best to stay fit and healthy so that she can enjoy this life! Saturday mornings you can find her somewhere between Seward Park and Madison Park doing her long run for the week.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT), Western University of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Movement/Exercise Science with emphasis in Athletic Training, Chapman University
  • Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course, Body Arts and Science International
  • Retired Certified Athletic Trainer (AT-Ret), National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • CPR and AED Certified, American Red Cross
  • 15+ years of professional experience

Associates

Lauren Esmailka, PT, DPT, COMPT

Whether you need to keep up with your kids or grandkids, get back on the tennis court or softball field, resume training for your next race, or you miss working in your garden, know that Lauren is here to get you back to the sport of life. She uses her biomechanical approach to help countless people get back to their favorite activities. Her approach is a balanced combination of hands-on manual therapy techniques, movement re-education and sophisticated exercise techniques, resulting in restoration of optimal movement patterns and return to high levels of function.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT), University of Washington
  • Manual Therapy Fellowship Parts I & II, Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training course, Vitality Pilates
  • CPR and AED certified, American Red Cross
  • 9+ years of professional experience
  • Lifelong athlete- soccer, softball (collegiate level), snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing
  • Understands the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and raising young children

Kelsea Cannon, PT, DPT

Kelsea developed a passion early on for adventure, meeting new people, and embracing large-scale outdoor endeavors. As a traveling Physical Therapist, she landed in Alaska, where she not only navigated the landscapes of the great outdoors but also the fields of outpatient orthopedic care and pelvic health rehabilitation. Her dedication lies in blending her comprehensive orthopedic and pelvic health expertise. She combines skilled functional movement training and advanced manual techniques to design treatment plans that honor each client’s independent needs. Ultimately, Kelsea’s goal is to help her clients resume the activities that bring them joy and purpose. Kelsea enjoys seeing all clients across the lifespan, from all walks of life, who have both pelvic health and orthopedic concerns. She equips her clients with the tools they need to be independent in their care for sustainable results.

When not talking shop or traipsing outdoors, she enjoys gardening, yoga, traveling near and far, trying new foods/beverages, and truly remaining a book worm at heart.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT), Des Moines University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Biology and Psychology, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
  • Full completion of pelvic floor series with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
  • Lab assistant for Herman & Wallace Rehabilitation Institute
  • Community educator
  • 8+ years of professional experience, including traveling and permanent positions in all clinical settings
  • CPR and AED certified, American Red Cross
  • Athlete and outdoor enthusiast- collegiate sprinter turned casual runner, 16 years of classical ballet training, consistent personal yoga and meditation practice, and long treks in the mountains
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