Karen believes that patient education is the key to treatment and what leads to superior outcomes. She evaluates and treats with a whole body approach that combines knowledge and understanding of localized anatomy and function within the context of full body structure, function, and movement patterns. She works to restore compromised mobility, strength, and movement pattern through a variety of manual techniques, progressive exercise, and education.
While attending UCLA as a pre-medical student, Karen interned at the athletic training and rehabilitation center, which inspired her to pursue a career as a physical therapist. In 2014, Karen graduated with High Honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, earning her Doctor in Physical Therapy. Karen has clinical experience in general orthopedics, sports medicine, pre-/post- surgical care, wellness training, and injury prevention. She has worked with patients of all ages and across all activity levels from highly sedentary people to highly active populations including professional/semi-pro/collegiate athletes, extreme and ultra-athletes, and military. Her article on fall prevention was published in APTA’s GeriNotes: Section on Geriatrics in 2014. For the past two years, she has been the clinical manager of a high-volume outpatient clinic, and has given lectures to health and fitness professionals, engaged in community outreach, and worked with PT students as an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor.
Karen is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys any activity that challenges her mind and body. She looks forward to her new role at Crossover Health, building solid rapport with her patients, clinical problem-solving, and watching her patients progress to the activities they need to do, want to do, and aspire to do.