Dr. Karla Wente is a licensed physical therapist in Chicago, receiving her doctorate degree and postgraduate residency training from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Board Certified Women’s Clinical Specialist.
As a physical therapist, Karla has helped thousands of patients of all ages with pelvic, jaw, and orthopedic conditions. A passionate educator, she has taught at physical therapy programs, spoken at national conferences, and served as a mentor and clinical instructor for years. In recognition of her devotion to education, she was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2019 by her professional association. She believes in global equity in therapy education, and has provided instruction to physical therapists in Niger and Ethiopia.
As a co-founder of PhysioSage, she is dedicated to improving the physical therapist’s role as patient educator by developing resources, educational content, and fostering collaboration with top practitioners.
Dr. Wente’s work has been featured in physical therapy journals, online magazines, and healthcare blogs.
When she is not geeking out about physical therapy, she loves to do yoga, write and make music (she plays 6 instruments!), go for long walks with her husband, and spend lots of time cuddling her two cats, Meeper and Sarabi.
Our mission at PhysioSage is to provide you the resources and knowledge that you need to become a truly effective patient educator.