Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
KinetiCore Pilates Therapy was founded by Dr. Carol Chen, a licensed physical therapist and Stott certified pilates instructor. She graduated with distinction from University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology, the study of human movement. Carol earned her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees from Northwestern University. She is certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Carol has extensive training in movement science, with over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She continually seeks ongoing education in the pilates, movement, and rehabilitation fields.
Carol holds a blackbelt in Taekwondo and competed at the national level. She has run four marathons, five half marathons, and numerous trail races. Personally, pilates has allowed Carol to optimize her athletic performance and remain injury-free. It also helped her stay conditioned & recover quickly from the births of her twin boys and daughter. In her rehabilitation practice, pilates has been an invaluable tool for achieving excellent results for her patients.