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Dr. Emily Heisey, PT, DPT &
Dr. Matt Otteman, DC

Pediatric Development Experts and Co-Owners of KinActive Kids.

About Dr. Emily & Dr. Matt

Dr. Emily Heisey, PT, DPT and Dr. Matt Otteman, DC are co-owners of KinActive Kids and leading voices of authority on pediatric development. They reach millions of parents through their social media, and they equip and empower parents all over the world to support their child’s development.

Parents Partner In Gross Motor Development

A Statement From KinActive

Few things are scarier than bringing a newborn home from the hospital. Every parent asks the question “Is my child behind?” in those first few years of life. Dr. Emily and Dr. Matt remove the overwhelm and share practical tips parents can apply from home to support their child’s development.

Dr. Emily Heisey, is the founder of KinActive Kids, a globally renowned pediatric intensive clinic that combines physical therapy and chiropractic care to help children reach developmental milestones.

In 2020, Dr. Emily began sharing tips for parents to support their children’s gross motor development through social media and quickly amassed a following.

Now, with an engaged community of over 610,000 people, KinActive Kids has become known for the practice of “purposeful play,” where they guides parents on how to help their children achieve new gross motor skills, from ages 0-3 years old, through just 20 minutes of intentional activities.

She joined forces with Dr. Matt to incorporate chiropractic care, and together they’ve helped millions of parents and children.

Topics Dr. Emily & Dr. Matt Can Cover

Available for TV segments, podcast interviews, print/online by-lined articles or expert quotes, speaking engagements and more. Dr. Emily and Dr. Matt have been been featured in 50+ outlets, from some of the top morning shows in the country to global podcasts. They are a dynamic, mediagenic duo and a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

About Dr. Emily & Dr. Matt

Dr. Emily Heisey, DPT

KinActive Kids Founder and CEO
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Dr. Matt Otteman, DC

KinActive Kids Co-Owner and COO
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Dr. Emily Heisey, DPT

KinActive Kids Founder and CEO

Emily is a graduate of UT Southwestern and has practiced pediatric PT for 12 years.
She specializes in a wide spectrum of diagnoses including torticollis, gross motor delays, neurological conditions and orthopedic injuries. Her patients range from birth to 18 years old.
She chose Pediatric Physical Therapy because of children’s positivity and their strong determination. She loves tackling any issue that presents itself with science & creativity, thinking outside the box as she assesses and plays with kids is what brings her the most joy.

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Dr. Matt Otteman, DC

KinActive Kids Co-Owner and COO

Dr. Matt Otteman is originally from Chicago, but moved down to Texas to attend the University of Texas at Arlington, where he played baseball all four years. After his senior year, he signed with the Seattle Mariners as a pitcher and went on to win the Arizona League Championship.
Once baseball was over, Dr. Otteman decided to finish school with an Exercise Science degree, interning with the Texas Rangers PT staff his last year of school. After graduating, he became a Sports Performance Specialist with EXOS in California and worked with several professional athletes, including members of the MLB, NFL, Collegiate Football, PGA, and MLS. He then moved to New York City and continued to train athletes of all different levels.
Since moving back to Dallas, Dr. Otteman completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University, graduating Cum Laude. Matt, his wife, Emily, and daughter Maeve live in Flower Mound and attend Cross Timbers Church. They enjoy golfing and spending time outdoors with their two dogs, Jeter and Chipper.

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Fox 4: Keeping Kids Active Over The Holidays

May 16, 2024

Many kids are at home during Christmas break. Dr. Emily Heisey and Dr. Matt Otteman, the co-owners of KinActive Kids, shared some of their ideas for how to keep them up and moving during their time away from school

Fox News Houston: Top Toys For Child Development

May 10, 2024

While you’re out there looking for those hot holiday toys for your kids, why not add some that’ll help them grow and learn? Dr. Emily Heisey, a physical therapist, and Dr. Matt Otteman, a chiropractor, are both owners of Kinactive Kids. They share some ideas.

CBS News Chicago: How Parents Can Encourage Outdoor Play For Kids

May 10, 2024

What can you do to keep your children engaged while they’re out on winter break? Pediatric development experts Dr. Emily Heisey and Dr. Matt Otteman from Kinactive Kids give parents a few winter hacks to get the family involved in purposeful play.

GoodDay Austin: How Parents Can Help Reduce Screen Time

May 10, 2024

Children are facing what experts call an outdoor play deficit. Kids ages 8 to 18 spent an average of 7.5 hours per day on screens, including 4.5 hours on TV. That’s about 115 days of TV per year. Dr. Emily Heisey and Dr. Matt Otteman, co-owners of KinActive Kids, join us to explain how to… Read more »

Fast Facts

610k+ Combined Followers As of Jan 1, 2024
350+ Kamp graduates from around the world. As of Jan 1, 2024
10+ Years serving parents As of Jan 1, 2024
23M+ Collective impressions As of Jan 1, 2024
439K+ Engagements across social channels As of Jan 1, 2024
95% Female demographic As of Jan 1, 2024
68% Total audience in North America As of Jan 1, 2024
60% Email Open Rate As of Jan 1, 2024

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How Much Does Dr. Emily & Dr. Matt Charge For Speaking Engagements?

Your child will come to therapy for 5 weekly sessions that combine both PT and chiropractic treatment. Since we operate Monday-Thursday, your little will double up one day each week with one morning and one afternoon session.

How Do I Make Inquire About A Media Spot?

Your child will come to therapy for 5 weekly sessions that combine both PT and chiropractic treatment. Since we operate Monday-Thursday, your little will double up one day each week with one morning and one afternoon session.

What Media Is KinActive Available For?

Your child will come to therapy for 5 weekly sessions that combine both PT and chiropractic treatment. Since we operate Monday-Thursday, your little will double up one day each week with one morning and one afternoon session.

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