Dr. Jaime Z. González, a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, is currently pursuing his PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He served for several years as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education within the entry-level DPT program at this institution. A retired military combat veteran, serving as a U.S. Army medic and physical therapist for over 20 years, Dr. González has extensive experience operating in a physician-extender role and within primary care and direct access settings. He is currently a freelance physical therapist providing physical therapy, consultative, and expert witness services to private clients and organizations. Dr. González serves as co-chair of the Texas Physical Therapy Association Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and for the past two years was a member of the Texas delegation to the APTA House of Delegates. He believes it is through a focus on our lived experiences and contexts, the practice of perspective-taking, and continual recognition of our interconnectedness and the primacy of human dignity, that rehabilitation professionals can best serve our clients and truly strive to be a healing force for others.
Through her work as a physical therapist she has helped thousands of people, including Fortune 500 CEOs, royalty and celebrities, overcome painful conditions, recover from surgery, and feel stronger than ever before.
As the host Healthy Wealthy & Smart, of a top 200 podcast, on Apple Podcasts, she has interviewed influencers in the worlds of health, medicine and entrepreneurship. She also shares how she has prevailed with her own experience of chronic pain.
As a keynote and featured speaker, Dr. Karen has presented to thousands at national and international events including Columbia University in New York City, University of Colorado in Denver, and the International Olympic Committee World Conference on on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monaco.
Karen’s expertise has been featured in magazines, podcasts, TV Newscasts, and websites including Time Magazine, the Washington Post, Well + Good, Consumer Reports, and more. She lives in New York City.