PT, DPT, CMPT
See Kara Mathys at the South Loop & Lakeview Locations
South Loop Illinois Physical Therapist
1103 S. State St. Ste 300
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Lakeview Illinois Physical Therapist
3420 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Fellow of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) (In Progress)
Certified Manual Therapist
Kara Mathys earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, concluding her studies in 2014. Like many physical therapists, Kara experienced an injury in high school, which exposed her to physical therapy and how it can improve the lives of patients. She became especially interested in orthopedics and the success of manual physical therapy while completing her final clinical internship. She pursued a manual therapy certification through the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training, finishing the certification in 2016.
Her passion for learning continued after she joined IMPACT Physical Therapy in October of 2016. She completed her Astym© certification (an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique) and began Trigger Point Dry Needling in 2016. She values taking a comprehensive approach when assessing patients to find the cause of their pain while also treating their symptoms. She enjoys working with people of all ages who have experienced traumatic injuries, overuse injuries, or have general musculoskeletal pain from weakness or poor posture. She is continually striving to improve her practice and is specifically interested specializing in jaw pain and women’s health in the future.