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Professional Statement

  • Karn Santikul, DPT, COMT, CSCS is a graduate from Columbia University with his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Karn's focus is in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. His approach to physical therapy is eclectic and pragmatic in that he draws from a number of different approaches to formulate the best plan of care. The result is a highly individualized course of therapy for each patient. Karn has worked previously at Summit Physical Therapy in Larchmont and Recovery Physical Therapy in the Bronx prior to starting NYSSPT. In addition, his completed clinical rotations at Columbia University have included affiliations at White Plains Hospital, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, and Australian Physiotherapy in Manhattan. His completed group research thesis on VMO Strengthening was presented in New Orleans at the annual Physical Therapy's Combined Section Meetings in February 2005.
  • Karn's has focused on the Geoffrey Maitland approach and is certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who works with Athletes on Performance Enhancement. He continues to grow as a clinician and is now practicing Kinesio Taping as a manual/hands on therapist.

Education & Training

  • Columbia University

Awards and Publications

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist Certificate from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
  • Certified in Graston Technique by TherapyCare Resources, Inc.

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish