Karen Danish, PT, MS, CHT, CKTI
Where do you work?
In which areas of rehabilitation do you specialize?
What one word best describes you?
What specialty certifications do you hold?
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner®
Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor™
Which rehabilitation technologies do you utilize in your work?
What motivates you?
I am self-motivated to provide care to my patients and teach them self-management techniques.
What attracted you to a career in healthcare?
My love of science and math led to exploring a career in healthcare. Once I did volunteer work in a local hospital, I was able to narrow my choice to physical therapy where I could see patients regularly to be involved in their day to day recovery.
Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?
My husband (Dan Danish, PT) and I owned a private practice for 20 years and were seeking to join a larger group. Dan had worked at Good Shepherd back in the 1980's, so we were familiar with and attracted to the philosophy of Good Shepherd. We love the respect that Good Shepherd gives their patients and employees. The patient’s well-being is the priority at Good Shepherd, which has always been my philosophy. The administration makes me feel as if I am an important cog in the wheel of the operation.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of Good Shepherd?
Sewing, crafts, interior decorating and interacting with my grandchildren.
What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?
As far as recovery, patients can achieve goals beyond the limits that others or they themselves have imposed.
Why should patients INSIST on Good Shepherd?
Good Shepherd treats patients and staff with respect and dignity. The patient is the number one priority for this organization.
What else do you want patients to know?
I volunteer at the US Open for Golf to treat golfers, caddies and their families. I teach Kinesio Taping® seminars throughout the country, and I have been instrumental in teaching the Kinesio Taping® Method to our staff throughout the network.