Stella Emsellem, D.O.
I graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where I received the Ram's Head Award for outstanding performance in the study of Osteopathic Manual Medicine.
I completed a Traditional Internship with a focus on Osteopathic Manual Medicine and studied as a Resident of Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine (OMM/NMM) at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, MI. I was drawn to the field of OMM because of the underlying philosophy and ability to use medical knowledge combined with creative expression to help patients realize their full functional potential.
A movement enthusiast in both professional focus and life, I spend my free time learning more about the body through physical activities and travel. I have participated in a variety of sports, which continue to teach me about how the body can strengthen, perform, sustain injury, compensate, decompensate and recover. These are currently focused on downhill skiing, cycling, swimming, running, hiking, sailing, paddle boarding and maintaining a dedicated yoga practice. I also have a history of playing tennis, lacrosse, kickboxing, and dancing. I participate in a number of organized bike rides throughout the year, including riding with my mother, Dr. Helene Emsellem, on her Dream Team.
I grew up in the DC metro area attending a local high school and Connecticut College for undergraduate studies. I am excited to be in the area where I can spend time with my family and help people reach their full functioning potential, so they too can enjoy all forms of movement!