Meet the staff
Karen Jiran MPT PRC
Karen graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1990 with a BS Degree in Science and a minor in Athletic Training. In 1994, she earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Catherine’s. Karen has practiced in outpatient orthopedic clinics since 1996. She has developed a reputation for the treatment of complex, chronic patients using the postural restoration approach leading to referrals from around the region and surrounding states. Karen’s knowledge of and skill in applying Postural Restoration techniques has resulted in a number of guest lectures ranging from the Twin Cities Marathon Sports Medicine Conference to lectures at the College of St. Catherine’s where Karen is a Clinical Faculty Member for the Physical Therapy Program. Resident physicians from the University of Minnesota observe Karen and her usage of Postural Restoration techniques. Karen has earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute™.
Carrie Langer MPT PRC ATC
Carrie graduated from South Dakota State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. In 1999, she received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University. Carrie is a certified athletic trainer as well as a practicing physical therapist. She has worked in the setting of outpatient orthopedics since 1993 and coverage for local high school athletic events. For the last 4 years she has been developing her skills in Postural Restoration and has experienced its success. Over the past few years, the growth of her reputation has led to consultations and referrals for this specialty from therapists and physicians from a large geographic area. Carrie participates in the Physician residency program for the University of Minnesota, including shadowing which involves weekly observation. Carrie has earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest & devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns & the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute™.
Elizabeth Campbell DPTStaff Physical Therapist
Libby graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington in 2005 with a BS degree in Exercise Science. In 2008 she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Catherine’s. Libby has practiced in an outpatient clinic setting since 2008 and is working towards Postural Restoration Certification. Libby was a collegiate golfer at Gonzaga and has attended Titleist Performance Institute courses to further her knowledge in golf specific injuries and mechanics. As an avid runner, she also has a strong interest in running mechanics and injuries.
Josefin Shakya DPTStaff Physical Therpist
Josefin graduated in 2006 from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Health and Exercise Science. In 2009, she earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota. Josefin was first introduced to Postural Restoration as a patient herself after several injuries from sports. She was a member of the Swedish women’s olympic hockey team that won a bronze medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City games. She has a strong interest in working with athletes of all ages with an extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body. Josefin is currently working towards her Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) .
Luanne Gerhardt PTA
Luanne graduated from the College of St. Catherine’s in 2002 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics since 2002. Over the past few years Luanne has developed her knowledge and skill in Postural Restoration procedures and women‘s health issues. She has been a guest speaker at the College of St. Catherine’s Physical Therapy Assistant program on women’s health issues. For the past year Luanne has continued to develop her knowledge and skill in Temporomandibular Disorder.
Brent Albrecht PRT, CSCS, CES, PES
Brent graduated from Black Hills State University in 1997 with a BS degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Human Performance. Brent has worked in the sports performance and personal fitness fields since 1997. Brent is one of four personal trainers in the country who have earned the designation of PRT (Postural Restoration Trained) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest & devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns & the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute(tm). Brent has infused the principles and techniques of Postural Restoration into his performance and fitness programs. This unique blend of the science of PRI into the clients programs, helps them reach their performance and fitness goals, while maintaining and building on the PRI therapy program devised by the Physical Therapists at Kinetic Physical Therapy.
Tammy enjoys managing the front desk and working with patients in help make their first impression of Kinetic Physical Therapy Institute a positive one. Her work history includes office manager of the Pfeiffer Treatment Canter and government contractor with the DOJ. She also has her BS degree from Texas State University. She is married with four children and loves watching her children participate in sports and is a huge Baylor fan.
Lori likes working part-time at Kinetic Physical Therapy Institute. She brings to Kinetic her knowledge from a BA in business from St. Catherine’s University and many years of work experience at 3M. Lori enjoys watching Minnesota Sports especially the WILD and TWINS. She enjoys spending also spends time with her family and reading.