Karla Wente, PT, DPT, CLT, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist

Karla Wente, PT, DPT, CLT
Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

Karla is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Women’s Clinical Specialist, graduating from Washington University in St. Louis Program in Physical Therapy in 2013. She completed her Clinical Residency in Women’s Health with a focus on application of the movement system in 2014. She has practiced in private practice for most of her career throughout Chicagoland (her hometown), and has focused in evaluation and treatment of males, females, and children with pelvic health conditions. She also loves to treat orthopedic conditions from a movement system approach, and loves treating older adults. In addition to her pelvic floor specialization, she loves education and has served as the Educational Review Committee chair for the Academy of Pelvic Health, earning her Volunteer of the Year from the Academy at Combined Sections Meeting in 2020. She loves all things patient education, teaching, clinical instruction, and mentorship and has served in a variety of capacities in all of these roles. She has also recently started PhysioSage, which is an instagram account dedicated to promoting physical therapists as patient educators.

When she is not geeking out about physical therapy, she loves to do yoga, write and make music (she plays 6 instruments!), go for long walks with her husband, and spend lots of time cuddling her two cats, Meeper and Sarabi.

Speaking Engagements:

2021 APTA Pelvic Health Fall Symposium (The Secrets to Becoming a Stronger Patient Educator in Pelvic Health)
Movement System Foundations: Application To Women’s And Pelvic Health Practice (Self-Paced Webinar Class)