Jordan Bahnsen Jordan Bahnsen is a communications associate in DMU’s marketing and communications office. June 30, 2014Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Kari Smith Name:Kari Smith, D.P.T., ATCTitle:Clinic Manager/Assistant ProfessorClinic:Physical Therapy ClinicUndergraduate School:South Dakota State University, Brookings, South DakotaMedical School:Des Moines University, Des Moines, IowaAdditional Degrees/Training:BCIA: Board Certification in Biofeedback-Pelvic Muscle DysfunctionAPTA: Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical TherapyNATA: Certified Athletic Trainer Stott Pilates certified instructor on mat and reformer What Attracted Me to Physical Therapy:My interest in physical activity and health initially led me to athletic training. I enjoyed the rehab aspect more than the on-the-field acute management of injuries, so I went on to graduate school for physical therapy. It is the best decision I have made as I enjoy the greater variety of clients and working in a clinic setting.Clinical Interests:My clinical interests have changed over the years from a sport medicine focus to the treatment of pelvic dysfunctions and women’s health.Conditions I Treat:The majority of the patients I currently see are here due to pelvic pain, incontinence, pregnancy and postpartum care, along with biofeedback for constipation and dyssynergic defecation. I continue to treat a variety of neuromuscular dysfunctions from neck and back pain to hip and shoulder injuries. I enjoy integrating my background in Pilates into core stabilization rehab programs.How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients:Physical therapy can help restore normal function and improve your quality of life through correcting motor coordination and movement dysfunctions.How I Spend My Free Time:I like spending time outdoors and at sporting activities with my husband and three boys. I also enjoy training for triathlons or marathons.Fun Fact:I grew up on a farm in western South Dakota and spent my summers showing horses and cattle.Health Advice to Live By:Take time to take care of yourself, including your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.