Michael Karl joined the Sports Medicine and Performance Center physical therapy team in 2014 at CHOP's Specialty Care Center in Bucks County.

His areas of clinical interest include management and prevention of running injuries and the use of manual therapy and exercise in the treatment of sports-related injuries.

Additionally, he works at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care as the lead physical therapist for the multidisciplinary Balance and Vestibular Program. He is the clinical co-lead physical therapist for CHOP’s concussion rehabilitation team and specializes in manual, vestibular, and exercise interventions to promote recovery after concussion.

Education and Training


Orthopaedic Manual Therapy - Regis University, Denver, CO

Board Certification

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation (CCVR)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy) - Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Graduate Degree

DPT - Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Titles and Academic Titles

Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Departments and Services

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Fellow (FAAOMPT)