Kari Tofte, P.T., D.P.T., S.C.S.

Physical Therapist
Certified Sports Specialist


Sports Medicine

Children's at Duluth

kari.tofte@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Sports Physical Therapy Residency: University of Florida, 2010.
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of Florida, 2009.
  • BS in Exercise Physiology: University of Florida, 2006.

Interests
  • Running-related injuries: rehabilitation and video analysis
  • Lower extremity injuries, specifically in the knee and ankle
  • Performance enhancement and injury prevention in sport
  • Weight lifting, form correction and core strengthening
  • Dry needling

Societies
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member, Amercian Physical Therapy Association Sports Section
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section Running Speical Interest Group

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide rehabilitation for children experiencing orthopaedic and sports related injuries
  • Facilitate safe return to activity after injury
  • Development of running clinic at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Medicine Program

Career Highlights
  • Research Presentation: "Functional Movement Analysis Can Identify Differences in Frontal Plane Projection Angle in Female Athletes." Combined Sections Meeting, 2011
  • APTA credentialed clinical instructor
  • Supervisor/personal trainer at Student Recreation center at University of Florida