Karen received her certification as a Functional Manual Therapist from The Institute of Physical Art in 1997. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary in 1982, she graduated from the U.S. Army/Baylor University Master’s Degree Program in Physical Therapy in 1984. Karen taught for 10 years in the Functional Orthopedics series for the Institute of Physical Art and has 31 years of experience solving complex musculoskeletal problems. She co-founded The Center for Integrated Manual Therapies, LLC in March of 2000. Karen has a precise and compassionate healing style, and is successful in her work with a diverse group of clients, from high-level athletes to individuals with chronic pain trying to regain their quality of life. She has a reputation for solving even the most difficult and treatment-resistant musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Additionally, Karen is a sailing instructor at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore. She earned the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification in 2009. Also, she is a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor at Whitetail Ski Resort in Pennsylvania.