Kari Van Schyndel, PT, MPT
Kari Van Schyndel graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2003. She has worked in outpatient physical therapy clinics since that time, specializing in sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation.
After purchasing a bike and experiencing pain while commuting to work, she pursued additional training in bike fits. For the past 15+ years, she has helped individuals return to biking pain free by providing recommendations based on a comprehensive bike fit evaluation.
Since moving to Minnesota, she joined the IMPACT Physical Medicine and Aquatic Center team as a physical therapist in the fall of 2013 and has been treating patients in the pool and on land since that time. She enjoys helping individuals return to their prior lifestyle and activities. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, tennis, cooking, and reading.
I was in therapy for 9 months for 2 pinched nerves in my back. My journey was a challenge for me with several set backs. My therapists Christie and Kari were always gentle, caring and understanding. Through their amazing work, I am doing very well!!
— Kathy J.
I’ve gone from dreading waking up because I’d know I would be in terrible pain, to hopping right out of bed, and I appreciate the work Kari put in to get me there.
— Alyssa O.
My experience with Kari at Impact Physical Medicine was amazing. Prior to my appointments there, I had been living life in more and more pain. I found myself avoiding the simple tasks that make up most of my day, or I was finding ways to do them differently, which was causing new imbalances and new pain spots.
It’s been several months since I was discharged to continue maintaining progress from home. When I say that my life was changed for the better because of my time at Impact, I mean it! I am so thankful for my time working with Kari. I am living life pain free and the few flare ups I have can be quickly corrected. Kari is knowledgeable, patient, and FUN to work with, I highly recommend making an appointment!— Alyse