“My patient care philosophy is to treat every patient as I would want to be treated if I were the patient. Everybody is a patient in some shape or form at some point, or several points, in their life. Having been a patient myself, I try to focus on treating my patients as I would hope to treated if I were in their shoes.”

Board Certification

  • Physical Therapy

Area of Expertise

  • Physical Rehabilitation


Graduate School

University of North Florida, College of Health
Physician Therapy
Jacksonville, FL

Undergraduate School

University of North Florida
Bachelor of Health Science, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training
Jacksonville, FL

Personal Interests

Karla lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Tanner and Colton. During her time away from the clinic, Karla enjoys spending time with her family at the beach. She enjoys many outdoor activities, including exercising and training for obstacle races. She bowls on a league every week and attends Nascar races when time allows.


After serving as a Yeoman for five years in the United States Navy in the Norfolk, Virginia area, Karla obtained her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training degree as well as her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Karla has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist in the Coastal Virginia area since 2005. Most of her experience has come in the outpatient orthopedic setting, treating mostly spinal conditions as well as conditions of the knee and shoulder. In addition to outpatient orthopedics, Karla has experience practicing in the home health physical therapy setting as well. The majority of Karla’s continuing education has been performed at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine.