Kari Szukalski, MPT

Kari Szukalski

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.

E-Mail: kari@focusptbend.com


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.

Advanced Certifications

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.


Patient Testimonials

A patient says

Shana is very knowledgeable & caring about my needs- thank you to her, Jen and Kari who filled in…I am very glad to be feeling much better now:)

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!