Stretching your Life Founder & Instructor
Kim Ortloff is the founder and CEO of Kim Ortloff Massage & Flexibility Therapies; a thriving practice of over 25 years, with a loyal following of elite college and professional athletes and business leaders throughout the Tallahassee community. Kim has been providing physical relief to Tallahassee’s residents and athletes for over 25 years, with over 50,000 hours of hands-on instruction. She has served as a team therapist for Florida State University’s athletics. In addition, Ms. Ortloff is the co-founder of Stretching Your Life; a teaching and consulting business specifically designed to help individuals, athletes, teams, health care professionals, personal trainers and families to learn new ways to achieve flexibility and health. As CEO for Stretching Your Life, Kim continues to vigorously pursue her dream built around her expertise to introduce Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) into the national and international arena.
Stretching your Life offers practical solutions for everyday health challenges and needs, specializing in massage and flexibility/stretch therapy. The company provides ongoing wellness and prevention education, inspiring people to take charge of their health and motivating them to gain control of their pain. The AIS workshops, provided by SYL, are designed to teach the specified methods of isolated stretching, both active and active-assisted as a CE nationally approved course for Licensed Massage Therapist throughout the nation. The focus of our seminars will provide an in-depth overview of a body’s (normal and compensated) range of motion and flexibility. This will be achieved through lecture, demonstration, and practice among participants.
Professional, Olympic & Collegiate Athlete & Team Therapist
Ms. Ortloff supports athletes locally, nationally and internationally. She works as team therapist for Florida State University’s Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field and Swimming programs.
Team Therapist Experience
- FSU Swim Team – 1998 ACC Swim Finals
- FSU Women’s Soccer– NCAA Final Four
- Zimbabwe- 1999 World Track & Field Championship in Seville, Spain
- USA Handball – 1996 Summer Olympics
- Sport Massage Clinic – Atlanta, GA
Head Massage Therapist
- Florida State University NCAA National Championship Track and Field – 5+ years
- Kim continues to work with members of this team on a professional level
2006 Motor GP Racing World Champion
- David Ross – World Series Champion
- Jonathan Edwards (England)- Olympic WR Triple Jump Bronze medalist
- Ken Harnden (Zimbabwe) – 1996 – 2000 Olympic hurdler
- Walter Dix (USA) – Bronze medalist 2008 Summer Olympics, ranked top 10 in world
- Brian Dzingau (Zimbabwe)- 10th in world in 400 meter hurdles
- Angela Morosanu (Romania)
- Ngoni Makusha (Zimbabwe)
- Kevin Sullivan (Canada)
- Nate Brannen (Canada)
Author of ‘Where It Hurts & Why’
Ms. Ortloff is co-author of Where It Hurts and Why, a guide to effective, do-it-yourself pain relief that illustrates the important aspects of wellness and health through easy-to-understand text and user-friendly anatomical diagrams, with detailed recommendations for specific areas of the body and instructions for the immediate treatment of acute pain.
Lecturer & Columnist
Ms. Ortloff has lectured at Florida State University’s department of athletic training, and speaks and teaches locally on motivation, goal setting and the promotion and application of health and wellness. She was an invited speaker to the Texas Chiropractic College in Houston for two lectures to students and doctors; guest lecturer for the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Administrators; the Claude Pepper Academy at Florida State University and at the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Symposium at Valdosta State University. She continues to teach locally in Leon county schools and athletic programs participating in the health and wellness programs for Leon County employees. Ms. Ortloff regularly opens her therapy clinic as a teaching/learning facility for massage therapy, athletic training students and personal trainers. Ms. Ortloff has been a regular featured columnist in the health and fitness section of the Tallahassee Democrat.
Education and Licensure
Ms. Ortloff, L.M.T., has a degree in exercise physiology from Florida State University. She is a graduate of the CORE Institute of Massage Therapy and a licensed massage therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Fascia Research Society, and the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. Her expertise includes massage therapy, rehabilitation, kinesiology and motivation. She continues to study with Aaron Mattes, kinesiologist and founder of the Mattes Method of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), assisting Mattes in teaching AIS nationwide to athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists.
Kim is an avid outdoor enthusiast and an accomplished adventure racer, triathlete, rock climber and kayaker.