Staff

Karen McPadden

Owner, Physical Therapist

Karen McPadden, MPT,  earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy (MPT) from East Carolina University in 1999. She has developed and employed her skills in a variety of settings including general medical hospitals, level I trauma hospitals, neurological inpatient rehab hospitals, outpatient clinics, cardiac intensive care units and home health services. In 2004, she became a certified personal trainer (CPT) with NASM ( National Academy of Sports Medicine).

While working part-time at a gym as a personal trainer, she realized that most rehabilitation patients need help navigating the step between the completion of their rehabilitation and their return to an active lifestyle. Karen decided to combine the teachings of rehabilitative physical therapy and personal training so that patients were better prepared to return to the active lifestyle that they enjoyed before their injury.
Because her chosen field is dynamic, she consistently seeks training and knowledge from the latest and best that her field has to offer. She has completed the following additional training:

  • Spasticity Management (4/2001)
  • International Trauma Conference, Quebec, CA (10/2001)
  • Spinal cord injury, the first 72 hours: dos and don’ts (6/2002)
  • Trauma Tracks (7/2002)
  • Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference (5/2004)
  • Annual Spinal Cord Injury Conference (6/2004)
  • Neuromuscular Stretching (6/2005)
  • Neuromuscular Stabilization (6/2005)
  • Core Stabilization (6/2005)
  • Annual Spinal Cord Injury Conference (4/2005)
  • Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS) (7/2007)
  • Passed exam to be certified in FMS (8/2007)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment, a Gray Cook course (1/2008)
  • Mulligan Concept- manual joint mobilization course (3/2008)
  • Therapeutic Yoga (4/2008)
  • Effective Examination and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle (2/2009)
  • Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder, Hip & Knee (3/2009)
  • Building the Ultimate Back, a Stu McGill course (3/2009)
  • Passed exam to be certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) (8/2009)
  • What You Need to Know about the Scapula, a Dr. Ben Kibbler conference (7/2009)
  • Myokinetic Restoration of the Pelvis and Hip (5/2010)
  • The Disabled Throwing Shoulder: Spectrum of Pathology 10 Year Update, a Dr. Ben Kibbler conference (7/2011)
  • Thai Massage Intro level (2013)
  • Thai Massage Intermediate level (2014)