Karen Dubrow, PhD, PT, DMT, MS, MOMT, FAAOMPT.

    601 West Plano Parkway, Suite 141-A Plano, TX 75075                     972-398-0789

 

Experience

Dubrow Physical Therapy, Plano, Texas, 1990-Present

Ola Grimsby Institute, 2015–Present – Research Chair of PhD

Ola Grimsby Institute, 2011–2015 – Director of Research Affairs

Ola Grimsby Institute, 2002–2011 – Dean of Research

Myofascial & Manual Therapy Institute, Dallas, Texas - Associate Physical Therapist, 1988-1990

Ruth I Doyle L.P.T. Inc., Dallas, Texas - Associate Physical Therapist, 1987-1988

Education and Degrees

Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium Registered with the Utah System of Higher Education State Board of Regents, 2012

Doctor of Phylosophy

PhD Dissertation: The Efficacy of an At Home and an In Clinic GoLo© Golf Fitness Program Using STEP© Principles in Improving a Golfer´s Driving Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency of Body Motion During The Swing

Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium Registered with the Utah System of Higher Education State Board of Regents, 1999

Doctor of Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Doctoral Dissertation: The Efficacy of Stability Taping Procedures: A Critical Analysis of The Literature

Ola Grimsby Institute Consortium

Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Ola Grimsby Institute, San Diego, California Site 1996

Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy II. Part-time Two-Year Residency Program.

Sorlandet’s Institute Residency in Manual Therapy, Dallas, Texas Site 1991

Equivalency of Nordic Specialty in Manual Therapy I. Conferred by the Norwegian Board of Manual Therapy Examiners. Part-time Two Year Residency Program.

Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas 1990

Master of Science in Physical Therapy.
Thesis: The Contribution of Pelvic Rotation to the Straight Leg Raising Measurement.

Washington University School of Physical Therapy, St. Louis, Missouri 1987

B.S. Cum Laude, Physical Therapy.

 

Certification

American Dry Needling Institute, Colorado Springs, CO 2011

Integrative Systemic Dry Needling

GoLo Sports Performance Institute, Texas 2004

Certified GolFitness Specialist

 

Guest Lecturer

* 2016: Texas Podiatric Medical Association

     Should I Tape That? Pain Control, Stability, and Neuromuscular Facilitation for the Foot and Leg

     Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy

* 2012: Texas Podiatric Medical Association

     Novel Approaches to Expedite Recovery and Mediate Pain: Manual Therapy, Laser, Dry Needling, Iontophoresis

     Posture, Sport, and Muscular Imbalance of the Lower Extremities Manifesting in Foot Pain: An Interactive Presentation

* 2012: World Scientific Congress of Golf: Presenter of Research

     The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness using STEP Principals in Improving Driving Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During the Swing.

* 2008: International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists: Presenter of Research:

     The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness using STEP Principals in Improving Driving Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During the Swing.

* 2001: Guest Lecturer for Region VI National Hemophilia Association Annual Meeting:

     The Knee, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Mobilization, and Exercise

* 2001: Guest Lecturer for the Family Practice Residents, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School:

     Manual Therapy and Case Studies

* Guest Lecturer for Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI), Competency Forum

* Guest Lecturer for OGI, Extremety I:

     Arthokinematics

*  Guest Speaker at University of Texas at Dallas:

     Preventing Joint and Muscle Injury Due to Incorrect Calisthenics; Preventing “Computeritis”

*   Guest Lecturer at TWU:

     Intro to Biomechanics and Kinesiology

*   Guest on KRLD Talk Radio:

     Discussing Physical Therapy with the public

*   Guest Speaker of the Texas Black Belt Commission:

     Muscle Physiology and Exercise

Continuing Education

*  2017  Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2016  Zodiac Leadership Tall Ship Sailing Team Building: OGI

               American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference

*  2015  22nd Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: OGI

               American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2014  21st Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: OGI

               American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2013  20th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: OGI

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2012  Completion of PhD courses including but not limitied to Radiology, Pharmacology, Vestibular Ocular Reflexes.

              International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Conference, Quebec City, Canada

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2011  19th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: OGI

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2010  American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference

              Sports Medicine Journal Club Monthly Research Review, UT Southwestern Medical School

*  2009  Management of Cervical Nueromuscular Dysfunction: An Evidence Based Approach for Rehab: Dr. Deborah Falla

              17th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: Cervicogenic Pain, Current  Research and Treatment

              American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Conference

*  2008  International Foundation of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands

*  2007  Differential Medical Diagnosis in Manual Therapy. Medical Screening For Referral.

              ▪Clinical Problem Solving

              ▪16th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: O.G.I.: Presenter of Efficacy
           of an In Home and In Clinic GoLo Golf Fitness Program using STEP Principles
           in Improving Distance, Accuracy, and Body Motion During the Drive.

*      2006  ▪15th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: O.G.I.

*      2005  ▪14th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: O.G.I.

              ▪32nd Annual Symposium on Sports Medicine UTHSC San Antonio

*       2004 ▪GoLo GolFitness: William Breland, P.T., SCS, CGS, Touring Golf Professional

*      2003  ▪12th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: O.G.I.

*      2002  Pain Control: Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Chronic Pain, Sore Feet:

              Thomas Deahl II, D.M.D., Ph.D.

      ▪11th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: O.G.I.

*      2001  Medical Exercise Therapy/ Spine: Tom Torstenson, P.T., M.N.S.M.T.

    ▪10th Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum: Ola Grimsby Institute

*      1999  Update Course: Ola Grimsby, P.T., M.N.F.F., M.N.S.M.T.

             Surface EMG In P.T.: Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Glenn Kasman, M.S., P.T.                           

*      1998  MT 4A Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP):  Extremities, O.G.I.

            MT 4B STEP Spine, O.G.I.

            Introduction to Diagnostic EMG and NCV Studies, Michael Skurjas Jr., M.S., P.T.,E.C.S., and Richard Nielson, M.S., P.T., E.C.S.    

*      1997  ▪Clinical Specialty Education: Hand Therapy, T. LeSage, M.O.T., O.T.R.,C.H.T.               

*      1996  World Conference of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Lillehammer, Norway

*      1995  3rd Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum, Ola Grimsby Institute

*      1993  2nd Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum, Ola Grimsby Institute

*      1992  1st Annual Manual Therapy Competency Forum, Ola Grimsby Institute

    Medical Exercise Therapy, Tom Torstenson, P.T., M.N.S.M.T.

*      1990  Law of Health Care Administration, Pat Driscoll, RN, Attorney at Law

*      1989  Myofascial Soft Tissue Mobilization, John Barnes, P.T.

              Spine I, Ola Grimsby, P.T., M.N.F.F., M.N.S.M.T.

              Electrotherapy, Joseph Kahn, Ph.D., P.T. 

*      1988  Back Into Action, Institute for Movement Studies

              ▪Feldenkrais Level One, Institute for Movement Studies

              Myofascial Soft Tissue Mobilization, John Barnes, P.T.

Professional Organizations/Positions

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

               Secretary of the Academic and Clinical Faculty SIG

               Conference Committee for AAOMPT

Ola Grimsby Institute Advisory Board

American Physical Therapy Association

Texas Physical Therapy Association

Honor

Fellow of the Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, 1998-Current
Publication in Scientific Physical Therapy: The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness using STEP© Principles in Improving Driving Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During the Swing
Outstanding Instructor, Ola Grimsby Institute

Special Skills and Interests

*      Fluent in Spanish

*      Cyclist

*      Back Country Skiing

*      Scuba Diving

*      25+ Years in the Martial Arts

*      Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate

*      Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

*      Delta Society, Pet Partner, and Pet Therapy Programs

*      Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Member of Plano, Texas

*      Former Consultant to City of Plano: Back and Neck Injury Prevention/Anatomy of Injury

 


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