About Us

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The Northwest School of Structural Therapy was formed in 2011.  Founded by Kelly Clancy as a way to teach both local and distance learners about the emerging ideas related to fascia and biotensegrity, the school originated in Seattle, Washington. Over the years, Kelly’s classes and work in Tensegrity Medicine have garnered national and international attention.  Kelly is currently teaching classes throughout Europe and will return to North America in late 2018 to continue the Tensegrity Medicine Mentorship trainings.

Kelly Clancy
Kelly Clancy

Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP

Through body awareness techniques, education on self-care, nutrition, movement, and exercise, Kelly focuses on the multifaceted, multilayered components that lead to greater health and wellness. Her primary goal is to empower her clients to learn and practice a balanced lifestyle that supports health and well being.

As an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand therapist, Structural Medicine Specialist, and Bowenwork Practitioner, Kelly uses her skills as a manual therapist and ergonomist to address the postural components that can contribute to pain and dysfunction. Along with treating the structural issues that may be present, Kelly also assesses ergonomics, stress and nutritional factors, and their impact on the body’s regulatory systems.

Kelly is a graduate of Colorado State University’s school of Occupational Therapy and has sub-specialty training in the upper extremity and is a board certified hand therapist. Kelly completed her Bowenwork training through the American Bowen Academy, and is currently a Senior Instructor. She is a graduate of the Institute of Structural Medicine and is a board certified Structural Integrator and Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Holistic Health Counselor. She is on clinical faculty with the University of Washington’s rehabilitation department.

She founded the Seattle Center for Structural Medicine, which is now owned by IRG.  The clinic houses multi-disciplinary holistic practitioners who practice whole mind/body strategies to rehabilitate their clients back to optimal health. She is also the founder and owner of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy and has developed the Tensegrity Medicine™ methodology. She teaches nationally and internationally lecturing on topics related to Tensegrity, fascia and therapeutic assessment and treatment strategies.


Harley Tonelli, Director

Harley Tonelli
Harley Tonelli

Harley graduated summa cum laude from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business and Management. Before coming to Seattle, Harley served as the director of Heavy Rotation Records, Berklee’s record label. Harley made the jump from music to healthcare because of a deep belief in Kelly’s work and the importance of truly holistic medicine.

Harley handles all operations of The Northwest School of Structural Therapy. She is passionate about growing the school’s online reach, in the hopes that comprehensive Tensegrity Medicine training will someday be available to everyone, regardless of location.

“Thank you for such an inspirational and motivating weekend. You have a lovely way of teaching and your passion just washes over the whole room. I can’t wait for your next visit to the UK.” –Shirley S, UK