As a Chestnut Forks Athletic Club member and tennis player, physical therapist Karen Longe encountered a significant number of players suffering from injuries. In 2012 Karen saw an opportunity to put an underutilized space within the club to good use. She moved her practice to reside within the facility and began offering her services to club members, as well as the general public. Being within the Chestnut Forks Athletic Club facility allows us a private treatment room, workout studio and full gym at our fingertips, where we can evaluate, treat and enhance your mobility, no matter what condition you may be in.
"Karen's use of the kinesiology tape has been amazing for me in all phases of my pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation."
Jonelle Mullen, professional equestrian, basketball player
KEL-PT offers a full spectrum of services including injury prevention and ergonomics services in the workplace; physical therapy to alleviate pain, help heal injuries or in need of rehab following surgery, "return to sport/life" training, and small group classes for post rehabilitation treatment and to enhance sport or functional performance.
At KEL-PT, our goal is to educate and empower our clients to work and play safer and more comfortably so that they can prevent pain and injury naturally, without medications or injections, remain focused on treatments, and shorten recovery time.
"Karen guided me through the rehabilitation process and now currently leads me in sports performance services."
Al Sivick, national tennis player and team captain
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“After sustaining an injury to my shoulder, I neglected it for several weeks, and as a result it became very painful to play tennis. I eventually approached Karen who began to work on my shoulder. I never had to give up tennis and now never feel pain when I play.”
Carolyn B., tennis player and team captain
“Thank you Karen! I attended a workshop for my shoulder that had limited mobility and was compromising my activities on land and in the water. I was totally impressed with Karen's total involvement in my PT sessions, her enthusiasm and positive energy! With her knowledge and help to build and strengthen my shoulder, I can now get my shoulder/arm out the window at the drive up bank window, reach for the cup of coffee to go and exercise more comfortably! I totally recommend Karen!
Susan Taft, exercise enthusiast
"I have been battling shoulder issues for a number of years. A few years ago it came to the point where I had to give up playing tennis. The pain and stiffness hampered me in my work, sports and even driving. My doctor referred me for physical therapy, but that specific therapist brought only temporary relief. It was recommended that I start thinking of surgery. In desperation, I tried acupuncture, massaging, chiropractic services, personal training and home exercises without any satisfactory results.
I have been playing tennis with Karen for a number of years and decided to have her look at my shoulder. Well, I am happy to say that I am back on the tennis court with no shoulder pain and that I could return to my daily activities pain free.
I like the idea of having direct access with Karen. I never had any problems from my insurance company reimbursing me.
The best part is that I have retained Karen as my performance trainer. she keeps me strong and limber and I feel the result of her workouts on the tennis court. I feel that I am able to be proactive in warding off injuries under the watchful eye of a highly professional care giver.
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen's services, both as a physical therapist and as a performance trainer. "
Danita Lemmer, avid tennis player, guitarist, preschool teacher
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I sprained my ankle one month before a huge dance performance. I was on crutches and finally a walking boot and then an air cast after two weeks. When I first came to Karen, I had to focus on just standing on my hurt ankle and balancing on one leg. Now, I am exercising, running – and most importantly- ready just in time for my performance! Thank you!”
Solei Becker – student, dancer, softball player
Before I worked with Karen I felt like I was going to have lifelong shoulder problems, yet another issue in my post 50 year old body. Now my shoulder feels totally normal and I’m back to my full activities and exercising 6 days a week.”
Pamela B. – mother, health enthusiast
A sports related knee injury in college that required a lengthly recovery period inspired Karen Longe, MPT to direct her education to the path of physical therapy. Since earning her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University, Karen has achieved over 20 years of extensive experience providing physical therapy services.
She has practiced in a variety of settings including sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, spine center, and ergonomics consulting in the corporate environment. Karen focuses on Maitland manual therapy techniquesand is certified in dry needling, RockTape kinesiology taping methods, sports-related injuries in young athletes, evidence-based treatment and prevention and is a certified Senior Strength Trainer.
Karen enjoys being able to participate in a variety of physical activities, pain-free, including tennis, bike riding and hiking with her family including Mustang (English Creme Golden Retriever) and Snickers (Bernese Mountain Dog).