Kari specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. She also serves as our work injury recovery specialist. Kari’s style is very easy going and interactive, she enjoys working with patients who actively participate in their recovery.
Kari Szukalski , BS, MPT, CMDT
Master of Physical Therapy, Western Carolina University.
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Minor in Exercise Physiology and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT)
Advanced Coursework (recent)
Current Concepts for Foot and Ankle Treatment.
Rotator Cuff Syndrome: From Impingement to Post-Operative Rehab.
Assessment of the Lumbopelvic Hip Complex.
Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy.
Explain Pain, International Spine and Pain Institute.
Spinal and Peripheral Manual Techniques for the Lower Quarter.
Current Concepts for Treatment of the Knee.
Chain Reaction Transformation, Functional Principles and Strageties.
Tilt and Recline: Challenging the Myths & How to Teach Powered Mobility to Anyone.
Current Concepts of the Knee and Shoulder.
Comprehensive description of how my body works and what's going on in it.
My intelligence is never "insulted," and if I don't quite grasp something technical, I am always--ALWAYS--given an analogy that makes things crystal clear!
Easing the fear
Kari explained my injury and helped me feel comfortable by explaining the working of my shoulder and how to be aware of its use during healing time. It helped ease my mind that it will heal, and it did.