Calla Staads

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Calla Staads

Performance Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant In Alexandria, VA

Calla earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in Bellingham, Washington. She excels at teaching and correcting movement. She believes in individualization in treatments and approaches. To this end, Calla works with patients with compassion, listening to their concerns and needs. Calla empowers patients to be active participants in their physical therapy treatment. As a physical therapy assistant, she has experience working with people of all ages and abilities. As a PTA, her objective is to help her patient’s reach their goals.

Calla brings a diverse background to her career in physical therapy. Growing up in Minnesota she played all kinds of sports including golf, softball, and volleyball. But basketball was her true passion. Calla spent time in the Army Reserves, and then worked as a personal trainer, CrossFit coach, and Olympic weightlifting instructor. Calla has competed in CrossFit competitions, weightlifting meets, triathlons, and open water swimming races. She loves to try new avenues of movement and fitness to continually challenge her mind and body, although lifting weights is her favorite.

Education and Training:

  • PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
  • Shoulder and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
  • Prehab 101
  • Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Training Course – BFR Pros
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • TRX Trainer Course
Calla Staads


  • Proactive Chiropractic and Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Fortis Sports USA
  • Functional Fitness and Weightlifting Coach
  • CrossFit Unchained
  • CrossFit Trainer
  • Spectrum Athletic Clubs
  • Personal Trainer

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Executive Director & Performance Physical Therapist
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