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Physical Therapist

Karen Adams PT, DPT is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, dedicated to providing personalized one-on-one care for patients. She has a high level of experience providing exceptional care for patients -of all ages- with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Her goal is to provide compassionate care with the most up to date evidenced-based treatment, to support her patients in returning to the activities they love -while achieving a healthier lifestyle.

As a former athlete herself, Karen can relate to an athlete’s desire to return to their sport as soon as possible. She played competitive soccer and lacrosse in high school, while achieving three sectional titles and a state championship for lacrosse in New York. Her first experience with physical therapy came in high school, after tearing her ACL in her knee. After experiencing how physical therapy positively affected her life, she knew she wanted to become a physical therapist.

Karen completed a six-year doctor of physical therapy program at Northeastern University. She was able to have many incredible educational experiences while at Northeastern. One being a global service-learning trip to Ecuador, where she and a group of classmates provided physical therapy services to orphan children with disabilities.

Karen currently lives in South Boston and enjoys running through the commons, watching movies and exploring new restaurants in Boston.


Manual Therapy

Manual therapy describes the hands on technique used by Dr. Adams to gain joint range of motion, muscles flexibility, promote tissue healing, and address myofascial restrictions. After injury or even with repetitive motions (ie sitting at a desk all day), the body may develop myofascial restrictions. These restrictions can cause decreased range of motion and among other symptoms: pain. Each technique used addresses these restrictions by working to release adhesion and promote optimal fiber patterns. These therapies when combined with therapeutic exercises will create quick and effective recovery from injury. Some of these techniques used are: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, Myofascial release, Trigger point release, Joint mobilization, Muscle energy techniques, Traction, Transverse Friction Massage, Active Release Techniques, and Arthrostimulation (a patient favorite!)



Therapeutic Exercise

Each patient coming in will have an individualized plan of care that incorporates various strengthening and range of motion exercises tailored to each need. Muscle strengthening and re-training are essential to correct an muscle imbalances as a result of overuse or injury. In addition to the expertise of our clinical staff along with Dr. Adams, we utilize state of the art equipment not available to the general public to create and build a well-rounded and safe exercise plan. Some of our equipment includes: The Vibration Plate (used in many Olympic training facilities), The Alter – G: Anti – Gravity Treadmill (used in all NBA and NFL rehabilitation facilities), The I-Joy, and Progressive Elastic Resistance Exercise Tools.

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Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabiltation

FAKTR is a treatment protocol developed to help reduce recovery time from chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain associated from overuse and injury. FAKTR targets movement dysfunctions by combining instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization with functional movements, exercises, and proprioceptive techniques.Simply put, if you have pain during movement, our clinical staff are experts in relieving that pain using FAKTR as well as other techniques noted above. click to learn more

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Kinesio Taping is technique based on the body’s own natural healing process.  It gives stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation or range of motion.  It supports muscle movement on a 24 hour per day basis and can be worn for days at a time. This elastic taping method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation or to relax overused tired muscles. Latex-free, Kinesio is a non-restrictive type of rehabilitative taping that has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. click here to learn more

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