Karl offers over 25 years of orthopedic, sports medicine and manual therapy rehabilitation experience. He co-owns Rose City Physical Therapy with his wife and business partner Sasha Kolbeck. Karl, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 1991 with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
He is a Board Certified both as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Each specialty offers advanced skill sets which enhance the patient care experience, and affords optimal recovery utilizing advanced manual therapy techniques, patient specific therapeutic exercise and evidence based research applied to patient care.
Karl is a nationally recognized shoulder expert and educator. He teaches fundamental, advanced and post-operative continuing medical education courses on orthopedic and sports medicine shoulder rehabilitation to physicians and physical therapists.
In addition, he specializes in working with runners of all ability – from the novice to world class and Olympic medalists – offering treatment methodology based in sound fundamentals principles, functional movement integration and advanced evidence based science.
In his free time he enjoys windsurfing, backpacking, travelling – with 48 states and 17 countries under his belt – is an ongoing oenophile in training, and is proud to be a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers!