Dr. Karly Allen is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainer with over 15 years of clinical experience. Her schooling includes a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with a minor in dance from Kent State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. At Kent State she had the opportunity to work with many athletes in a variety of different sports as well as conduct a movement based research project within the dance program. Her post graduate continuing education has focused on vestibular/vertigo/post concussion rehab, Pilates for rehab professionals, spinal dysfunction, and dance/orthopedic related injuries. Karly has also loved having the opportunity to provide physical therapy services backstage at various musical theater productions at the Benedum and Heinz Hall.
She is an Ohio native, where she grew up dancing as a member of a pre-professional ballet company and moved on to perform with the Kent Dance Ensemble in college. It was her love of ballet that lead her to pursue physical therapy when she had the opportunity to work backstage with the Ohio Ballet during an athletic training internship.
Karly met her husband, Mike, at Slippery Rock, where they graduated in the same physical therapy class. Since 2006, they have been tackling the PT world together and in 2017 decided to follow their dreams and open their own clinic. The two of them are proud business owners, but above all, are proud parents to their son, Noah and their new pup, Titus. Outside of work Karly loves spending time with family and friends, being Noah’s number one cheerleader with sports, enjoying the arts, and teaching Pilates.