Featured Clinician: Karen Litzy

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Today we share PhysicalTherapist.com’s 2nd featured clinician micro-column post. Just for those of you who may have missed our inaugural post, we began this series at the special request of a patient advocate to the Physical Therapy profession as a movement to help highlight champions within our field.


Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, international speaker, owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, host of the podcast Healthy Wealthy & Smart and creator of the Women in Physical Therapy Summit. 

Through her work as a physical therapist she has helped thousands of people, including Fortune 500 CEOs, royalty and celebrities, overcome painful conditions, recover from surgery and return to their lives with family and friends. 

As a podcast host she has interviewed influencers in the worlds of health, medicine and entrepreneurship including Gloria Steinem, Dr. Karim Khan, JJ Virgin, and Prof Lorimer Moseley to name a few. 

She has been a featured speaker at national and international events including the International Olympic Committee Injury Prevention Conference in Monaco, the Sri Lanka Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference, the SportSuisse Conference 2018 in Switzerland, Align Conference in Denver, Co, CSM and PPS Annual meetings and the DenkPhysio Conference in The Netherlands. Dr. Litzy has presented on a variety of topics including her personal journey with chronic pain, the neuroscience of pain, utilizing social media as a medical professional and technology and informatics in healthcare. 

 Karen has been featured in magazines and websites like Redbook, Women’s Running, Martha Stewart Living, Thrive Global, Family Circle, Health.com and CafeMom. She has been a guest on several podcasts including Entrepreneur On Fire, Hack the Entrepreneur, and The Healing Pain Podcast. She lives in New York City.

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