The registered physiotherapists at Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre offer expertise in assessing and treating muskuloskeletal injuries. Each physiotherapist strives to return their patients to optimal function and performance. Through continuing education and certifications, WSM's physiotherapists pride themselves at being on the leading edge of the latest innovations and techniques to ensure that their patients receive the highest standard of care.
Karen Wright, PT
BSc. PT, CAFCI
Karen graduated from McMaster University in 1993 on the Dean's Honour roll, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in science and phys ed at Wilfrid Laurier University. Karen continues to be most interested in orthopaedics and sports medicine.
She has acted as a supervisor for physiotherapy students, and has completed numerous post graduate courses, which include certification in acupuncture and training in advanced manual therapy.
Karen performs running assessments for both competitive and recreational runners, which includes a complete physical assessment, video gait analysis on the treadmill, recommendations on footwear and exercises designed to maximize fitness and prevent injuries.
She has a strong interest in hockey and has active as a minor hockey trainer for many years. She is also a retired competitive soccer player and enjoys coaching house league.
Karen competed in the Chicago Marathon in 2013, the Marine Corps Marathon in 2015, and the New York City Marathon in 2017.
In summer 2015, Karen volunteered as a physiotherapist for the PanAm games for the white water kayak/canoe event.