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Honoring Ellynn  




Ellynn was from Sandusky, Ohio and earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005, the same year she married Adam. A true humanitarian, Ellynn traveled to Haiti to assist orphaned children with disabilities. She was the past President of Run for Freedom, an organization whose mission it is to raise awareness, prevent and help the victims of human trafficking.  In addition, Ellynn was a member of the Renaissance Church, the Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and assisted her husband Adam in the ministry at Brown University. Ellynn was adventurous in her effort to help people. She also loved to support and cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes! 


Ellynn was so proud of her four-year-old son Anthony and truly cherished being a mother. She will be remembered as a compassionate and outstanding clinician who went above and beyond for every patient she treated. She will always be remembered for being kind, thoughtful and smart, for having a warm heart, a ready smile, a listening and compassionate ear, and an encouraging word for everyone she met. Ellynn will always be a part of the Performance Physical Therapy family and we will keep her and her family in our hearts forever. 


Ellynn’s Favorite Quote:   "Love like I'm not scared, give when it's not fair, live life for another, take time for a brother, fight for the weak ones, speak out for freedom, find faith in the battle"- Lyrics from Fix my Eyes 




On May 25th, 2016, at the age of 34, our friend and our colleague Ellynn Koelsch lost her life in a car crash when she was hit by a drunk driver.  


Ellynn Koelsch MSPT, CHT joined the Performance Physical Therapy team in 2009. A board-certified hand therapist, Ellynn established the hand therapy program at Performance Physical Therapy. She was a respected clinician as well as a leader, mentor, and teacher to many clinicians throughout Rhode Island. Ellynn had a strong patient following not only because she was a talented physical therapist but also because she was such a caring person. Ellynn’s patients loved her.  

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