Dr. Karen Bryan achieved her diploma in physical therapy from The University Hospital School of Physical Therapy in 1997 and worked at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) from 1998-2005. At UHWI, she gained physiotherapy experience in various areas (orthopaedics, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, intensive care unit, and out patient department). She has been the physiotherapist for the Harbour View Football Club since October 1998 and has seen them through many titles, both locally and internationally. She ventured into private practice in 2005 and has continued to treat and rehabilitate clients with a variety of musculoskeletal and/ or respiratory disorders (whiplash injuries, work related injuries, sports injuries, overuse injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, neurological disorders, lower respiratory tract infections, etc.).
Dr. Bryan has worked with a number of national and international athletes. She has served as part of the medical team for various national teams since 2000 to various international events such as Commonwealth games, PANAM games, Olympics etc. She worked as physical therapist on tour with Cricket Ireland team for T-20 Cricket World Cup in 2010.
In 2009, Dr. Bryan completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was inducted in their Alpha Eta Honor Society (promotes and recognizes significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions) in May 2011. At NSU, she focused on improving her skills in manual therapy and sports medicine. She spent some time in the multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Clinic at NSU during her time of study and this cemented her appreciation for and belief in the team approach in caring for clients. Her treatment style is very hands on and coupled with modalities and functional rehabilitation to achieve maximum recovery as well as for prevention of injury.