My desire to push human performance has been fueled and demonstrated by my drive to help patients return to their chosen endeavors. As a teenager, I discovered that I was too small to accomplish my dream of playing as an offensive lineman at the college level. I knew that I had to be stronger and quicker than my opponent, so I started learning everything that I could about human performance. I quickly became one of the strongest athletes on my team and earned a scholarship to an NAIA University where I had the opportunity to play as a 4-year starter.
At this university, I earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and began working as a Strength and Conditioning coach in the private sector. I soon accepted an offer to return to my alma mater as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Assistant Defensive Line Coach. After coaching at the collegiate level, I transitioned into operating a CrossFit facility.
Early in my career, I found myself frustrated by healthcare providers who simply told clients to stop training. I wanted to be able to offer people a better solution, which is why I decided to go back to school, where I pursued my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While in PT school, I was given the opportunity to complete my final clinical rotation at EXOs, where I would help to prepare collegiate football players for the NFL draft and rehabilitate NFL veterans for the coming season. During this time, I learned how to manipulate training and rehab variables to allow these athletes to train while nursing multiple injuries.
After I graduated from PT school, I continued to take advantage of opportunities to achieve my dream of working with athletes. I have now worked with all types of athletes, including NFL athletes, MLB athletes, CrossFit Games athletes, weekend warriors, and the average person that wants to regain their health and wellness.
"I recently reached out to T-Zero for help with my achilles heel. I had strained it backpacking, injured it more by running on it too soon, and was approaching a 5 day/40 mile trek in Peru that I was starting to panic about. Kari was amazing to work with! She obviously helped a ton during my PT visits, but she also sent me home with exercises, stretches, and tips for the present and the future. And she eased my mind, as I was worried I couldn’t do anything on it, and that just wasn’t true. I was almost back to normal by the time my Peru trek arrived! I kept her tips and advice in mind during the hike, and everything felt fine! I was even the first of a group of seventeen to the top of a 15k foot mountain pass! Thanks to Kari and the T-Zero team for getting me back to normal! "
"I highly recommended T-Zero Physio. The team that work and operate it are very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I personally use Kari there and would highly recommend her too. So far Kari has proven herself to be an excellent physio and has completely transformed my life again. Previously before finding T-Zero I had to give up a lot of my sporting activities as they were causing too much discomfort. Kari has resolved a lot of my discomfort to the point I have started to return to various sports now including running. Thank you Kari and keep up the great work!!! "