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Physical Therapist

Karl Burris PT, DPT
Orthopedic Clinical Spe cialist

A product of East County San Diego, Karl played basketball at West Hills and coached girls high school basketball at Steele Canyon and El Capitan. Working in a pharmacy, Karl started his journey in interacting with people in pain and the variability in how people experience and interact with their pain experience. At around the same time, Karl witnessed a transformation in his ailing grandfather who was helped with exercise. With all directions pointed towards the need to help people find active ways to alleviate pain and maximize physical ability, Karl decided to begin his career in Physical Therapy with a Board Certification in Orthopedics following residency. Although Karl enjoyed helping people in a traditional outpatient orthopedic clinic, the limitations due to insurance and others dictating how care is delivered opened the alternative path to treating people out-of-network. With this model, Karl is able to see clients without the restrictions that limit the ability to effectively assist people in recovering from their pain/injury. Have you ever been frustrated by the traditional medical system? Random bills 3 months after receiving service, barely getting a word in when speaking with the medical provider, spending vast amounts of time in a clinic doing exercises that you could do at home, completing physical therapy without a clear path forward, or seeing a new provider every time. If you are nodding your head while reading this, Karl is ready and waiting to walk a different path with you in your unique environment in your home, work, or recreational area. Karl is excited to work with you to reduce pain, decrease your fear of moving, and increase your participation in activities that you need and want to do. We want to help you to Live Life on Your Terms.

Live Life Physiotherapy

Serving East County San Diego, CA