After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995 with a BSc (honors) in Physical Therapy, Karen left her native Scotland to pursue a career in the United States. She began practicing therapy in New Orleans, Louisiana before relocating to Virginia a decade ago.
Now, with 20 years of clinical experience, Karen joins Dynamics with an expertise in outpatient therapy. She specializes in manual physical therapy, orthopedics, sports physical therapy and running injuries. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Karen also has experience treating a mix of neurologically involved and generally deconditioned patients and is a certified lymphedema therapist.
Karen is happily married to Graham and is the mother of three daughters. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, sports and exploring new places together.
Karen works in our Piedmont Center Plaza location Monday through Friday.
"Karen is a skilled and caring therapist who went above and beyond to help me regain mobility after major back surgery. Highly recommend! Thank you." - Lois B.
"Karen & Megan are WONDERFUL! I was with them a couple years ago - they are still really professional, cheerful & attentive as ever."
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen and Megan. They made PT fun, even when I was hurting."
"Both Karen and Megan provided superb physical therapy treatments that completely overcame my injury and helped me resume my active schedule. Expert treatment!"
"Karen exceeded my expectations. Was very happy with my results."
"Karen and Megan provide exemplary service. From my first phone call to my last visit, I was treated with kindness, respect and compassion. It was clear from the beginning that they cared about helping me progress. Dynamics PT is without a doubt, the best!" - Vickie T.
"I have been coming to this facility for over 8 years. Each time I have received excellent care from the therapist. For the past 4 years Karen Maclean has worked her considerable skills to solve my problems. Recently Megan joined the staff and she too provided excellent care. I hope I do not need to return; however, if aches and pains should reoccur, I will be back."
"Karen is absolutely amazing!"
"Karen is professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent physical therapist. The staff is welcoming and organized. I have made great progress." - Judith S.
"This was a very pleasant experience with great results. Karen was a very knowledgeable therapist with great results. Thank you" - Jean K.
"Karen and Megan are the best! They are professional and know their stuff at the same time being friendly and caring. I've had to use them on 3 different issues and each time they accomplished the recovery goal and fully met my expetations!" - Sarah S.
"Karen MacLean is awesome! I've grown to trust her in every way. She takes the time to listen to all your concerns, her 'bedside manner' is wonderful. She care not only about resolving the current issue, but improving your strength and flexibility for long term wellness!"
"From the off, my experience with Dynamics has been nothing but professional, flexible and courteous, the team will always work with my volatile schedule to fit me in "Karen " is an amazing therapist, she is polite caring, professional and above all extremely knowledgeable in approaches to patient recovery...
I am hoping that in the future I do not need their services, but if I do I would have no hesitation in using Dynamics to aid in my recovery."- A.C. Via Yelp
"I have had several different therapies at other places and your treatment and therapists are absolutely the best! Every aspect of my treatment was wonderful! Karen has a great ability to treat and educate, and does so in a kind, caring way. Megan was a great assistant and very dedicated. Thank you Dynamics." C. Wilson.
"I actually looked forward to my therapy appointments. The receptionists were both very friendly and helpful. Karen, my therapist, was very knowledgeable and really cares about her patients. I made steady progress thanks to her treatment and advice. Very clean and modern facility."- B.Q. Via Yelp
"Karen and Megan did an excellent job. I'm very pleased with the results. I have new knees now!" -Haymarket Patient
"Karen and Megan are excellent physical therapists and I highly recommend them. I've referred several patients to you all." - Haymarket Patient
"A month after a micro-discectomy, my neurosurgeon gave me an Rx for PT. After friends and neighbors highly recommended Dynamic PT and Karen McLean, I set up appointments. Karen did an evaluation at the first visit and then we began PT twice a week. She is incredibly thorough, gives excellent instruction as to how to perform the exercise, is encouraging and at the same time pushed me to work hard. \r\n\r\nMy experiences with both Karen and Megan were excellent, and I am very pleased to recommend Dynamic PT. After 5 weeks of PT, my surgeon has released me to play golf and do yoga again! Thank you, Karen & Megan! ❤️"
"Karen was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She answered all my questions. Very helpful with back and hip issues, I would highly recommend her."
"I have used Dynamics Physical Therapy in Haymarket numerous times in the past. The fact that I keep coming back is excellent testimony in itself. Karen and her staff are very professional and provide the best technical support."
"I highly recommend Dynamics PT in Haymarket. I had a great experience working with both Karen and Megan. Karen, the lead physical therapist, did a thorough evaluation of my problem, explained how she would work with me on my problem and explained how the excercises would address the problem. Both of them were very professional and pleasant to work with. I achieved a full resolution of my problem, and would return if needed."