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Amber Karren

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Charleston, SC

John's Island, SC

October 12, 1991

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Welcome to my world of inspiration and transformation!

I'm Dr. Amber Karren, a passionate advocate for health, wellness, and the limitless potential of the human body. It's a pleasure to have you here, exploring the journey that has shaped my life and brought me to the path of becoming a life coach, doctor of physical therapy, and a dedicated advocate for longevity and well-being.

 

Picture this: a young individual fueled by curiosity, delving into the intricate mechanics of the human body. That curiosity has remained a constant companion throughout my life's journey. From early on, I found myself drawn to the awe-inspiring complexities of our neuromusculoskeletal system (interrelationship of neurology & your muscles, & bones), the enigma of chronic conditions, and the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

 

My purpose, my North Star, is clear: to improve the quality of life and longevity of the aging population. With every step I take in this journey, I aim to empower individuals like you to unlock the immense potential that lies within, regardless of age. Together, we will embark on a voyage of discovery, where we will explore the nexus of science, health, and well-being.

 

But this isn't just about me; it's about us. It's about you, your questions, your aspirations, and your dreams. I invite you to join me on this quest for knowledge, inspiration, and transformation. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries of neurology, the art of behavioral change, and the keys to managing stress and pain. Our destination? A life filled with vitality, purpose, and lasting wellness.

 

So, are you ready to embark on this incredible journey with me? I promise you, it's going to be an exhilarating adventure filled with insights, wisdom, and the boundless potential of the human body. Let's take the first step together and define our story—one of inspiration, curiosity, and unwavering commitment to a better, longer life.

 

Thank you for being here. Let's make every moment count!

 

Warm regards from your future life coach;

Amber Karren, DPT, LMT, & ACE Health Coach

Work Experience

Aug. 2021 - Present

May 2010 – Aug. 2011

Jun 2009 - May 2010

MUSC Outpatient Physical Therapist

  • General Orthopedics; Post-Operation; Balance & Vestibular; Geriatric; Neurological Conditions; Cardiovascular Health; Pain Management

Business Founder Spry Juncture: Health Coach; Physical Therapy Consult; & Massage Therapist

  • Your personal health guide for longevity

Nuclear Machinist Mate student | United States Navy – Goose Creek, SC

  • Maintained a 3.2 GPA; studied thermodynamics, basic chemistry, algebra functions, proper ship maintenance, and other duties as required

  • Served as a physical training coordinator, coached morning exercise training to 10–50 shipmates

Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Oak Manor – Booneville, AR | Jan. 2010 – May 2010

  • In-Home Care – Lincoln, NE | Jun. 2009 – Dec. 2009

Clinical Experience

Medical University Hospital Authority | North Charleston, SC | Feb. 2021 – Apr. 2021

12-week Clinical Practicum – Outpatient Neurological setting

  • Treated & used various outcome measures for patients with vestibular, post-concussion, Parkinson’s, multiple scoliosis, stroke, & other chronic neurological conditions often with other complex comorbidities

Medical University Hospital Authority | Charleston, SC | Nov. 2020 – Jan 2021

11-week Clinical Practicum –Inpatient Acute Hospital setting

  • Practiced recognizing red flags & developing treatment strategies for patients with various acute, post-surgical, & medically complex conditions

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics | Salt Lake City, UT | Aug. 2020 – Nov. 2020

10-week Clinical Practicum – Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital setting – Spinal Cord Injury

  • Developed and refined clinical reasoning skills & participated in evidence finding relevant to patients’ needs specific to spinal cord injuries, cerebrovascular accidents, & other inpatient diagnoses

Southern Lakes Therapy| Manning, SC| Aug. 2019 – Oct. 2019

8-week Clinical Practicum – Outpatient Orthopedic setting

  • Acquired confidence and independence treating patients with various musculoskeletal conditions

Leadership

Credentials

  • Physical Therapist - #10718

  • Massage Therapist - #11117

  • Health Coach - #W49691

  • AHA: 1st Aid & CPR

  • Functional Training Specialist - 2/18/2018

  • Behavioral Change Specialist - 2/18/2018

  • Dry Needling

  • Telehealth Certified

  • PWR! Certified

Cane Bay YMCA – Parkinson’s Support Group |Mar. 2021 - Aug. 2022

  • Assisted Kalynne Ballares, PT, NCS, ATP in screening participants with Parkinson, educated YMCA instructors on how to best guard clients during classes, & build support groups for clients with Parkinson

MUSC CARES Clinic – Charleston, SC |Mar. 2019 - May 2021

  • Treated patients via pro-bono under supervising physical therapist.  Diagnoses: stroke, medically complex, post-surgical.  Developed plans of care with reference to evidence based clinical practice guidelines.

Student Ambassador (musc’s college of Health professions) – Charleston, SC | May 2018 – 2020

  • Model ideal behavior for graduate students & participated in think groups for how our college can help the community and assist other activity groups achieve their goals

  • Gave presentations on the college of health profession and our importance in the medical field

Musc/ Clinic OUtReach with One world health – Charleston, SC | May 2019 - 2020

  • Assisted in conducting a wheelchair clinic at the Masindi, collected data for expanding wheelchair delivery in the area and developed a self-sufficient wheelchair operation for local providers.

Supplemental instructor | MUSC – Charleston, SC | May 2019 – May 2020

  • Assist other students in understanding Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroanatomy subjects.

  • Maintained weekly contact through in-person communication, various messaging programs, and emails.

Dance Instructor

  • Community Moves Dance Workshop for Children with Cerebral Palsy – Charleston, SC | Nov. 2019

  • Goddess Dance Studio – Charleston, SC | Jan. 2014 – Jun. 2014; Dec. 2016 – Jun. 2017

Heart HealthY Kids (MUSC gives back) – Charleston, SC | Jun 2019 – May 2020

  • Led exercise workshops for children who need assistance committing to an exercise regime

  • Educate various aged children on the importance of life-long physical activity and prevention of diseases

Habitat for Humanity - Summerville, SC | Mar. 2014 – feb. 2016

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