Originally a physical therapist, Karen graduated with her BS in Physical Therapy from The University of Connecticut in 1996. She worked in several different specialties over the next 13 years, including long term care, acute care, aquatic therapy, neurological care and orthopedic medicine in Connecticut.
She discovered her love of Pilates in 2001. A big part of her job as a physical therapist was lifting patients, which in turn led to substantial pain and discomfort in her own body. After starting Pilates she saw improvement in posture and experienced significantly less pain. By adapting the principles of Pilates, she began incorporating them into her orthopedic work and saw excellent results.
Karen moved to New Jersey and became certified in Mat Pilates, teaching out of her home . After her move to Texas in 2011, she continued to work in physical therapy at Baylor, incorporating Pilates into her orthopedic and neuro patients’ routines. With three young children, Karen decided to focus on Pilates certification through Balanced Body and taught mat, reformer and springboard classes and privates before joining Inspire to incorporate her skills in a therapeutic setting.
Karen has recently trained in Red Cord/Neurac as well as NKT so that she can continue the therapeutic exercises from her clients’ PT.
With her experience, Karen is able to modify Pilates exercises to adjust for limitations and accommodate all fitness levels. Her personal Pilates instruction philosophy is to keep the body centered and balanced to create stability then challenges to make a real change in the lives of her clients. In her off time Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, hiking, cross-training and skiing with her family.
Amy has been a licensed Physical Therapist since graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. She has treated patients in a variety of settings including acute care, neuro ICU, and outpatient orthopedics and pelvic floor. Amy has advanced training in pelvic floor physical therapy through Herman and Wallace, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and Dry Needling.
A fitness instructor since 1991, Amy has taught a variety of exercise formats including Pilates mat and reformer, yoga, pre/postnatal fitness and spinning. She received her Pilates Reformer certificate from Balanced Body in 2011 after joining an Atlanta physical therapy private practice where she first started to incorporate Pilates equipment into her treatments.
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Amy moved to Southlake in 2015 with her husband, Jason, and their 3 children. Amy has a passion for wellness and nutrition and loves to stay fit through Pilates, Crossfit and daily walks with her dogs.
Amy’s personalized approach to treating her clients makes each session unique. As her patient, you will receive one-on-one customized treatment that will get you back to the activities you love. Her approach to treating the whole body, combined with her expertise in correcting movement and postural dysfunction, will make each treatment session meaningful and effective, leading to a better version of you.
Jennifer McCauley, PT, DPT, OCS is DFW’s premier physical therapist specializing in Pilates-based rehabilitation, orthopedic, and pelvic health physical therapy. Jennifer graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 and became Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2012. Jennifer has extensive training in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Movement Links, and NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT). Jennifer is a Polestar trained nationally certified Pilates instructor (NCPT) and has been teaching for over 20 years. Jennifer is strongly influenced by her background in movement science and incorporates this into all of her treatment sessions.
After seeing the effects pelvic floor physical therapy had on her body, her passion for pelvic health was ignited. She began her training journey in pelvic floor physical therapy while working for Kaiser Permanente in the Urology department and deepened her knowledge with continued education through Herman and Wallace. She has advanced manual therapy training in Visceral and Neural Mobilization through the Barral Institute and in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore and is one of the few physical therapists in the area trained in dry needling for the pelvic floor.
Jennifer spent the first 10 years of her career in Los Angeles working in a variety of private practices and hospital settings. In 2017, she moved to DFW with her husband, Scott and two children and opened Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness with Julie Henderson to bring her vision of an integrative physical therapy clinic with a patient-centered approach. When not working, you can find Jennifer engaged in her local community, spending time with her family, and staying fit with bar and functional fitness classes .
Coined the “Body Detective”, Jennifer gets to the root cause of a patient’s pain and ailments. Her integrative approach to rehabilitation is reflected in the individualized and customized care she gives each of her patients. Jennifer brings skilled manual therapy with corrective movement training to help patients get back to the activities they love. Her holistic approach to care helps her patients to not only recover from injury, but to thrive, living life to its fullest.
Jill earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2015 and has utilized Dartfish biomechanical computer analysis for orthopedic and sports injury rehab. She has extensive manual therapy certifications and is certified in Neurokinetic Therapy (Level 3), Movement Links, manipulation, Dry Needling, Graston instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and Advanced Sports Nutrition.
She rehabs patients utilizing a combined functional approach assessing motor chain deficits combining Neural manipulation, Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Movements Links, and integrates with Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Redcord (Neurac), and pilates based exercises. This allows her to provide an individualized treatment plan that gets her patients back to doing the things they love. She loves a challenge, and her commitment to education and passion for getting to the root cause of pain is an inspiration and instrumental in her patient’s success.
Jill has a passion for whole body wellness and educating patients regarding nutrition for chronic pain and sports performance. She has a special interest in treating chronic pain, sports injuries, sacroiliac dysfunctions, running injuries, and overhead athletes. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and running marathons.
Marissa graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Indiana University. She has advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace, advanced assessment skills from NeuroKinetic Therapy, Visceral training through The Barral Institute, and Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore. In addition to formal training, Marissa has had the privilege of mentoring under top manual and pelvic floor physical therapists in the Indianapolis area for the past past 4 years as she completed her schooling.
Marissa has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 7 years. She is a conesquir of health and wellness and enjoys helping people to achieve their strongest, healthiest, and happiest selves through movement.
Marissa found Inspire PT and Wellness as a result of wanting to be able to combine her knowledge of exercise science and specialized manual therapy to facilitate lasting results for patients. She takes a skilled, holistic and comprehensive approach
to care and she loves to educate her patients on how their body works and what may be leading to their pain.
Originally from Indianapolis, Marissa and her husband Jeremy moved to Texas in June of 2021 settling in Dallas. In her free time, you can find Marissa teaching spin classes and cycling outdoors, hiking, doing yoga, cooking, or hanging out in a coffee shop.
Julie is a proven leader, with a history of helping companies from Fortune 500 to small businesses, align process and technology to drive better outcomes. Her business acumen, entrepreneurial drive and love for health and wellness combined for a perfect mix to help bring the Inspire vision to life.
Julie graduated with her Bachelor’s from Oklahoma State University in 2007. She is a certified Pilates instructor and loves incorporating it into her workout routine. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, gardening and running.
Indika received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Kinesiology and Fitness Management. A former ballet dancer, she has always been involved in movement and fitness which led her to a career as a health professional in personal training, GYROTONIC(R) and Pilates. She excelled as a GYROTONIC(R) instructor at Lotus Flow Movement in Palm Desert, CA, personal trainer and fitness instructor at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Genesis Medical Spa and 24 Hour Fitness. Most recently, she has completed her Pilates training with Balanced Body. Indika is originally from Las Vegas, NV and moved to Texas in 2018. She enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening, ballet and spending time with her family and always approaches everyday with a positive attitude.