Karlie Gross earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, graduating at the top of her class, and received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. While at Columbia, Karlie took advanced coursework in orthopedics and specialized courses in hand and wrist, women’s health, vestibular, and sports rehabilitation. Karlie has been involved with research that has culminated in platform and poster presentations at national conferences. Her research interests include injury prevention, understanding movement patterns in individuals with and without low back pain, and the relationship between the hip and upper extremity in adolescent baseball pitchers. She is passionate about movement and understanding how the body works as a unit.
Karlie’s clinical expertise lies in general orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and chronic pain management. During the 2019 NFL combine season, she had the opportunity to rehab top collegiate athletes as they prepared for the NFL combine, and assisted at the combine in Indianapolis. Karlie’s additional clinical affiliations provided her with diverse clinical experiences that span a variety of orthopedic diagnoses and acute cardiopulmonary conditions. She has experience with pediatric and adult oncology exercise wellness programs, and international physical therapy experience in Ireland and Guatemala.
Karlie was first introduced to physical therapy after an ACL injury while playing soccer in high school. From that point on, her goal was to be able to help others return to their full potential. Karlie focuses on the individual as a whole and develops comprehensive treatment plans utilizing manual therapy techniques and functional therapeutic exercise to assist the patient in reaching their goals and preventing recurrences.
Outside of the clinic, Karlie loves to play soccer, hike, spend time with friends and family, and travel in her free time.