Karl Burris, PT, DPT, OCS earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty at A. T. Still University. He is licensed in California and Arizona. Since completion of his formal education, he has participated in countless continuing education opportunities to extend his expertise. He has had five years of experience treating clients with a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. He has a special interest in the complex issue of pain, its relationship to all systems of the body, and numerous strategies to enable you to Live Life on Your Terms.
A product of East San Diego County, Karl has had a life-long love of sports, playing youth baseball, soccer, and high school basketball at West Hills High, and coaching girls’ basketball at Steele Canyon and El Capitan. While studying for his BA at SDSU, Karl worked as a pharmacy assistant, interacting with large numbers of people struggling to manage pain using medication as their only strategy. At about the same time, he witnessed a transformation when his ailing grandfather incorporated exercise into his daily routine.
These experiences motivated Karl to help people find active ways to alleviate pain through Physical Therapy. Although he enjoyed helping people in traditional outpatient orthopedic clinics, he was frustrated by the limitations imposed by insurance companies and looked for alternative paths to treating people out-of-network. Karl developed Live Life Physiotherapy to provide treatment sessions customized to your needs and goals.
Karl and his wife, Christine, live in East County with their daughter, son, and dog Charlie.