Our Team

Dr. Karyn Keating, DPT, CSCS, TPI Certified

Karyn Keating started her academic career at Gettysburg College where she received her B.A. in Health and Exercise Science while playing Division III Lacrosse with the Lady Bullets. Karyn then built her own business as a personal trainer in NYC with credentials from the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certifed Personal Trainer (CPT).  During this time she worked with many athletes including marathon runners, triathletes, skiers, soccer players and golfers.  In 2009, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at New York University and received both the Elizabeth C. Addoms Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence and the Samuel Ashborn Service and Leadership Award.

Following graduation from NYU, Karyn worked full time in Manhattan in the outpatient orthopedic private practice setting. Now at Keating Physical Therapy, Karyn continues to bring her experience and the latest, most effective rehabilitation programs to her patients through evidence-based practice and continuing education courses.  She has taken manual therapy courses taught through the Institute of Physical Art and the Osteopathic Medicine Program of Michigan State University.  Karyn is also Beginner Mat Pilates certified and a TPI Certified Medical Professional through the Titleist Performance Institute.

Karyn has been an athlete her entire life and was a tri-sport athlete through High School, playing Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Swimming until college where she focused on Lacrosse. Karyn has participated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Marathon and Triathlon teams, completed a Ragnar Relay, and continues to train for smaller races and 1/2 Marathons. She enjoys golf, skiing and running, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Alissa Namm, PT, DPT

Alissa Namm received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York
University, and her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, from
Syracuse University. Alissa has over 10 years of experience treating
orthopedic, sports, and postoperative injuries. She understands the
importance of individual care and has a special interest in manual therapy.

Alissa has taken numerous continuing education courses
through the Institute of Physical Arts (IPA), Selective functional
movement screen (SFMA), Kinesio tape, Graston, Maitland, and Pilates
mat. In her free time, Alissa stays active by running, skiing, and
with various exercise classes. She also has two young kids, and enjoys
traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and

Dr. Janice M Meyer, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS

Janice Meyer is a licensed physical therapist in both New York and New Jersey and is distinguished as a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Janice works with a variety of sports injuries and post-operative patients, such as rotator cuff repairs and ACL injuries, in addition to general debility and chronic diagnoses. She also has specialized training in manual interventions with the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments and is a credentialed Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT). Janice enjoys working with a broad spectrum of clients to help achieve tailored goals through physical therapy interventions. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), she can create an individualized rehabilitation program that caters to your goals while also providing insight and education on proper form and exercise dosing to optimize outcomes. Motivated to stay up-to-date on current methods and trends in physical therapy, Janice frequently takes continuing education courses including topics such as trigger point dry needling and extremity mobilizations.

Janice completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to NYU where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She periodically returns to NYU to assist in the interview process of prospective DPT students as well as serving in roles as a guest speaker and lab instructor. Janice has practiced in the private outpatient orthopedic setting, in both staff physical therapist roles as well as a director of a clinic, prior to joining the team at Keating Physical Therapy. Janice is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Janice has also served as a clinical instructor charged with the on-site teaching and development of student physical therapists.

Dr. Amy Ro, PT, DPT

Dr. Ro is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with over 15 years of experience evaluating and treating patients with diagnoses of the shoulder, elbow, spine, hip, knee, ankle and foot as and has worked extensively with post-operative conditions including ACL reconstruction, joint replacements, spine surgeries and rotator cuff repairs and many others.

Dr. Ro has advanced training in Kinesio Taping and also has a Certification in Hip Preservation from the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery, for the evaluation and management of a variety of conditions affecting the hip joint.  Dr. Ro also has advanced training in working with prenatal and post-partum patients with orthopedic conditions, (e.g. low back pain, sciatica, abdominal muscle separation, Cesarean scar management) and also has experience in treatment of post-cancer patients, particularly cancers of the head and neck.  

Dr. Ro believes in the importance of understanding her patients and tailoring treatment to meet their individual goals with efficiency.  She focuses on progressing patients with a variety of therapeutic exercises and neuro-muscular re-education to challenge the body and maximize gains by stimulating mind-body connections and increasing motor learning.  From the first evaluation and throughout treatment, she also addresses the global functioning of the body by examining areas of weakness or tightness away from the injury site that may contribute to the primary injury. She also is able to help her patients get better faster by addressing a patient’s activities outside of the clinic, such as sports participation, daily activities, exercise routines or sleep, that may help or impede recovery.  Dr. Ro also utilizes targeted, skilled manual techniques drawn from a variety of disciplines to aid in tissue repair, pain reduction and joint mobility.

Amy enjoys working with patients across the lifespan and milestones from the youth athlete, to pregnant and post-partum women, to weekend warriors, elite athletes, active seniors, and those whose work necessitates more sedentary activities.

Dr. Ro received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University.  She also received her B.A. from New York University in multi-disciplinary arts and sciences with a focus on dance and kinesiology.  She is an active member of the Sports Section of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

Dr. Ro is a former nationally and internationally competitive synchro ice skater and she skated professionally with the Ice Theater of New York.  She also trained extensively in ballet and modern dance throughout high school, college and beyond.  Currently she stays in shape with spinning, TRX (suspension trainer), yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT).  When not at work, Dr. Ro spends her time skiing, traveling and driving her 3 school-aged children to their after-school activities.

Carol Anne Patterson, PT, Yoga Therapist

For 25 years as a Physical Therapist, Carol Anne has dedicated herself to educating and empowering others to know and nourish their own bodies. After receiving her degree from The University of Scranton in 1993, she completed extensive continuing educational coursework in the field of Physical Therapy and achieved Specialist Board Certification in the areas of both Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation.

Inspired and influenced most by the work of Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, Carol Anne’s primary focus is on restoring balanced posture and movement. She views each patient as a unique and beautiful puzzle to be solved. She has even been coined a ‘a therapist of last resort,’ as she enjoys the challenge of helping those who have failed to improve with more traditional approaches.

Carol Anne is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master Teacher and incorporates both practices into her holistic approach to treating her patients.

She is a mom, a yogi, an intuitive, and a student of life. She enjoys cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, good food, feel-good music, fresh air, getting cozy with a good book and a cup of tea, and the beauty in everyday life.

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