Karen joined the Needham clinic in 2018 after graduating from Bay State College with an
Associate of Science degree from the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She has enjoyed a
variety of sports through the years and competed in cycling and running races. She is a USSF, E-
licensed youth soccer coach and had coached her sons’ travel soccer teams. Karen’s PT
interests focus on sports rehabilitation and pain science.
Education: University of Maine, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, 1985. University of
Connecticut, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences, 1992. Stanford University,
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry, 1996. Bay State College, Associate of Science in the
Physical Therapist Assistant program, 2018.
Certifications: CPR/First Aid certified, NASM certified personal trainer.
Interests: Weight training, running, biking, hiking, camping and pottery.