Annette Karim, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Director, PhD in Rehabilitation and Movement Science and Postprofessional Programs, and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy.

Phone: (626) 815-5072
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Biography

Annette Karim, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, teaches in the PhD, DPT, and fellowship programs. Karim is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and a director in the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association. Karim’s goal is to develop diverse leaders in equitable and inclusive clinical, research, and teaching environments, and by doing so, shape the future of physical therapy practice. As a researcher, her focus is driven by questions developed in dialogue with the dance community—she investigates movement patterns and motor control among dancers, with the goal of performance improvement and occupational sustainability. Her studies involve health-related quality of life and functional change in a wide range of ages of the population with degenerative and idiopathic neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Education

  • PhD, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
  • DPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
  • BA, Physical Education, University of California, Berkeley

Credentials/Certifications

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Board-certified Specialist in Orthopaedics

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Physical Therapy

Expertise

  • Dance Medicine/Performing Arts Medicine
  • Manual Therapy
  • Orthopaedics

Courses Taught

  • PT 558 – Research Methods in Physical Therapy
  • PT 702 – Clinical Skills I
  • PT 711 – Wellness
  • PT 774 – Capstone I
  • PT 776 – Capstone II
  • PT 794 – Fellowship I
  • PT 795 – Fellowship II
  • PT 796 – Fellowship III
  • PT 797 – Fellowship IV
  • RMS 704 – Research for the Rehabilitation and Movement Scientist
  • RMS 717 – Interdisciplinary Topics IV