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APRIL
SULLIVAN, PT, DPT

Functional Medicine Practitioner

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April Sullivan is the heart behind the vision of Rest. April’s personal journey with health began with her struggles with melanoma, chronic migraines and joint pain.  She began to seek true healing, not just symptomatic fixes.

Backed with a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University, April began her professional career. Eventually, April and her husband, Shawn, opened their own physical therapy clinic. Driven by compassion for her therapy patients to see wholistic health, April’s research lead her to Functional Medicine. In 2017 she finished her studies through the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine. As her knowledge grew, so did her desire to create a place where people could locally have access to the modalities she was learning about. In March of 2018, REST opened its doors. April’s convictions about health stretch into her personal life where she consistently pursues weight training and healthy cooking. In her free time April and Shawn love spending time with their three kids hiking in the state park, and April dreams about opening her own restaurant and making her own cookbook.

JESSIE JO
YOUNG, PA-C

Functional Medicine Practitioner

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Jessie was born and raised here in Abilene, TX. She did her undergraduate and graduate studies at Texas Tech University. She is married to Clayton Young and has 2 young children. She has been a Physician Assistant for 7 years and fell in love with Functional Medicine early on after graduating from PA school. She brings 3 years of experience from the Emergency Room and 3 years from Pain Management. She and her husband co-own CrossFit Abilene and she enjoys doing CrossFit outside of spending time and taking care of her family. She is passionate about health and wellness and wants to see all of her patients be the healthiest versions of themselves.

KIMI
Byington

Holistic Health Coach

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Kimi is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has lived in Abilene for 20 years.  She is also an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Institution of Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach.  Wellness has brought healing to Kimi and her family for many years, which has led to her passion to help others live their most abundant and healthiest life through individual food and lifestyle changes.