Office: 310E Rowell
Karen C. Westervelt is a practicing Physical Therapist, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer and a Lab Instructor in the entry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. She received advanced training in manual and manipulative therapy from the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and has been teaching at UVM since 1996. In 2013, Karen will lead PT 395 International Collaborative in Manual Physical Therapy. This is the first PT Faculty Lead Program Abroad to New Zealand and Australia for The University of Vermont. This international project is a collaboration with the Physiotherapy schools at Auckland University of Technology, Bond University and UVM. Karen also coordinates PT 349 Musculoskeletal Patient Management II and teaches in labs for PT 241 and PT 242, the musculoskeletal track of the curriculum. She practices physical therapy in Stowe, VT at Pinnacle Physical Therapy. Karen treats patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on treatment for patients with spinal pain.
Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), 2011
National Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, 2009
M.S., Movement Science and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, 2000
Post Graduate Certification in Health Science specializing in Manipulative Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 1997
Athletic Training Certification, University of Vermont, 1996
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 1993
Henry SM, Westervelt KC. The use of real time ultrasound feedback in teaching abdominal hollowing exercises. JOSPT 35(6):338-345, 2005.
McNair P, Prapavessis H, Callender K. The Effects of Verbal Feedback on Landings. The British Journal of Sports Medicine, October, 2000.
Callender, K. Sailing Therapy. Advance, January 12,1994.