Dr. Kara Perkins

Dr. Kara Perkins

Seasoned Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Dr. Kara Perkins earned her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers Medical School) in 2013. After graduation Kara immediately began working in the outpatient setting and has continued to do so since. She has experience working with a variety of patients including those with orthopedic conditions, post-surgical cases, sports injuries, balance difficulties, and much more. Kara has a passion for helping others achieve their goals through manual therapy techniques, functional exercises and education. She stays active with exercise and outdoor activities and enjoys spending time relaxing on the beach and hanging out with friends and family.

Conditions Treated

  • Neck and low back pain (disc dysfunction, joint dysfunction, stenosis, muscle spasm, spinal instability)
  • Hip pain (osteoarthritis, impingement, bursitis, gluteal tendinopathy, total hip replacement)
  • Knee pain (post-operative reconstruction, meniscal tears, ligament dysfunction, patellar tendonitis, osteoarthritis, total knee replacement)
  • Foot & ankle pain (Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fascitis, sprains/strains, fractures)
  • Shoulder pain (osteoarthritis, pre/post operative rotator cuff, biceps and labrum tears, impingement syndrome, total shoulder replacement)
  • Elbow pain (fractures, dislocations, medial and lateral epicondylalgia

Treatments Utilized

  • Mulligan manual therapy techniques
  • Advanced manual therapy techniques and muscle energy techniques
  • Spine and extremity mobilization grades I-V
  • Kinesiotaping, Leukotaping
  • Specialized Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Functional Exercise Prescription
  • Range of motion expert
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Functional movement analysis
  • Gait Analysis

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMDNJ

Courses Studied For Doctorate

Gross Anatomy; Kinesiology: Pathophysiology: Professional Development;Critical Reasoning; Examination &\ Measurement; Examination and Intervention;Clinical Inquiry;Neuroscience ;Pathophysiology II;Therapeutic Exercise;Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy; Examination and Intervention II;Clinical Inquiry II;Development Across the Life Span 2 ;Prof. Dev. II: Teaching and Learning;; Ethics 2;Psychosocial Aspects of Health;Motor Learning and Control; Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I;Prosthetics &\ Orthotics 1;Applied Physiology For Physical Therapists ; Clinical Inquiry III ;Health Care Delivery Systems I ;Pharmacology ;Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II;Pediatric Physical Therapy ;Neurologic Physical Therapy; Health Care Delivery Systems II;Physical Therapy Administration;Topical Seminars in Physical Therapy; Advanced Patient Management ;Clinical Inquiry IV.

Post-Graduate Education & Certifications

  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Certified in Cupping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Kinesiology Taping & Manual Therapy through Summit Professional Education
  • Mobilization of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine & Ribs through Great Lakes Seminars
  • Comprehensive Treatment of the Knee through Great Lakes Seminars
  • Lower Quarter – Peripheral Joints, Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac joints through Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept Courses
  • Shoulder Disorders advanced training

Real Stories & Testimonials From Patients

  • “The great quality of treatment was fantastic”

    Michele L

  • “Treatment is effective and feels great.”

    Stephanie Pinck

  • “ProFysio Physical Therapy in Old Bridge is an outstanding and exceptional clinic.”

    Joseph M.

  • “The staff is first rate and friendly, I am very pleased.”

    R. W

  • “After 3-4 weeks, I was 100%.”

    Gary

  • “Working with Dr. Lenny was an excellent experience”

    Daniel Palmadessa

  • “As a result of Lenny’s treatment, our daughter was the first college freshman rider to make nationals in 20 years!”

    Peter Walsh, MD

  • “Without John I think I would have had to stay on medication or have an injection.”

    Judy

  • “I can’t say enough wonderful things about John.”

    Bonnie Werse

  • “Dr. John’s combination of expertise, intuition, professionalism, and motivational skills are extraordinary”

    Justin Morreale

  • “I was not just another patient, which made my recovery so much easier!”

    Previous Patient

  • “We would not hesitate to refer our friends and neighbors to ProFysio therapy.”

    Stan Ogozalek

  • “All of the therapists have advanced degrees in physical therapy. Beyond having technical knowledge, the staff is friendly, courteous, caring, and most of all encouraging.”

    Mary Vincelli

  • “What distinguishes Len further is the clear amount of care and concern he shows for each and every patient.”

    Debbie Mazon

  • “They listen to you, are concerned about you, and are very, very nice.”

    Charlotte

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