Carley Schleien earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, with advanced coursework in Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation. While a student at Columbia, Carley gained valuable experience in treating a wide spectrum of patients in various settings including outpatient orthopedics/sports, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation. Prior to completing her doctoral studies, Carley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.
Carley has a passion for helping others and working with each of her patients using an individualized plan of care. Carley’s clinical experiences have given her the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population, including patients with low back pain, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, and post-cardiac surgery. Carley has also fostered her passions for service and research.
Carley has completed a Running Rehabilitation course through the University of St. Augustine to perform video gait analyses and rehabilitate runners at risk for injury. Carley has a passion for helping runners of all levels develop more efficient running patterns and achieve their running goals.
As a student, she enjoyed volunteering in Guatemala with her colleagues to provide pro-bono physical therapy services and education to the public and local students. She also conducted research on abdominal muscle activation using ultrasound imaging. Through these experiences, she has developed a collaborative and empathetic approach to treat her patients and help them return to the daily activities they enjoy.
Born in Westchester, NY and raised in Miami, FL, Carley loves to explore NYC and travel in her free time. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, cooking, seeing the latest movies, and trying new restaurants.