Karen Dubrow

Plano, TX

Instructor: Karen Dubrow, PhD, PT, DMT, MS, FAAOMPT, CGS

City, State: Plano, Texas

Bio (Highlights): 

Karen Dubrow has owned her practice of orthopedic manual physical therapy since 1990. She has practiced orthopedic physical therapy since 1987. She received her PhD from the Ola Grimsby Institute and was the first to receive the Doctorate of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. She is a Certified Golf Fitness Specialist from the GoLo Golf Performance Institute, and is certified in Dry Needling from the American Dry Needling Institute. She graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University, St. Louis. Karen then began her clinical work at the same time pursuing and achieving a Master of Science Degree from the Graduate School of Texas Woman’s University School of Physical Therapy. She continued with postgraduate work in Manual Therapy, receiving her Equivalency of a Nordic Specialty in Manual Therapy by the Nordic Group of Specialists. She continued her studies with the Ola Grimsby Institute, completing her Part II Manual Therapy Certification, her Master’s of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, the Doctorate of Manual Therapy, and the PhD. Dr. Dubrow has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 1998. Karen treats patients full time. She has been a Dissertation Mentor since 2001, Director of Research of the OGI from 2011-2015 and currently is the Research Chair for PhD. Additionally she mentors Fellowship students.

Karen lives with her husband and two rescue dogs in Plano, Texas. She enjoys diving, martial arts, water skiing, cycling, hiking, and essentially any sport she tries. She has served various Boards including the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee of Plano.


Doctor of Philosophy, The Ola Grimsby Institute 2012

Doctor of Manual Therapy, The Ola Grimsby Institute 1999

Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists 1998

Master of Science Physical Therapy, Texas Womans University 1990

Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis 1987

Part II Manual Therapy Certification, The Ola Grimsby Institute 1995

Certification of Nordic Equivalency in Manual Therapy, Sorlandets Institute 1991

Certification in Dry Needling, The American Dry Needling Institute 2011

Certified Golf Fitness Specialist, GoLo Golf Performance Institute 2004


Physical Therapist since 1987 with ongoing education. Owner of her practice since 1990. Nonstop Manual Therapy education since 1989. Other education manifesting in cumulative practice experience includes Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Feldenkrais, Dry Needling, and Golf Fitness.

Clinic Information: Dubrow Physical Therapy. Experience and Solutions Improving People’s Lives. Dr. Dubrow’s Golf Fitness. On Your Team to Improve Your Swing.

601 West Plano Parkway, Suite 141-A Plano, Texas 75075   972-398-0789

www.DubrowPT.com  www.GolfFitnessDoc.com


PhD- Doctor of Philosophy

PT- Physical Therapist

DMT- Doctor of Manual Therapy

MS- Master of Science

FAAOMPT- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

CGS- Certified Golf Fitness Specialist

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association Annual Conference. Two lectures:

“Novel Approaches to Expedite Recovery and Mediate Pain: Manual Therapy, Laser, Dry Needling, Iontophoresis.” “Posture, Sport, and Muscular Imbalance of the Lower Extremities Manifesting in Foot Pain: An Interactive Presentation.”

  • World Scientific Congress on Golf.  Research Presentation.

“The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness Using STEP Principles in Improving Drive Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During The Swing.”

  • International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Conference Poster Presenter presenting

“The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness Using STEP Principles in Improving Drive Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During The Swing Research Presentation.”

  • Region VI National Hemophilia Association Annual Meeting.

“The Knee, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Mobilization, and Exercise.”

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Family Practice Residents. “Manual Therapy and Case Studies.”

  • OGI Competency Forum Presenter.

“How to go from A-Z in performing a research study.”

  • The Ola Grimsby Institute.

“Extremity I. Arthrokinematics.”

  • The University of Texas at Dallas.

“Preventing Joint and Muscle Injury Due to Incorrect Calisthenics.”

“Preventing Computeritis.”

  • Texas Woman’s University.

“Introduction to Biomechanics and Kinesiology.”

  • Texas Black Belt Commission.

“Muscle Physiology and Exercise”

  • KRLD radio show.

    Discussing Physical Therapy with the public.


  • The Knife: recognizing the effort, contribution, and co-authorship of the OGI Research Handbook organizing the Research Curriculum.

  • Outstanding Instructor Award OGI.


Scientific Physical Therapy:

“The Efficacy of GoLo Golf Fitness Using STEP Principles in Improving Drive Distance, Accuracy, and Efficiency During The Swing.”