Carrie Labadie, PTA, is originally from Michigan. She earned a Bachelor’s in Human Resources Development at Oakland University in 2000 and her Associates Degree at Baker College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. Physical therapy is Carrie’s second career. Before this, she worked as a human resources generalist/manager for 16 years in the automotive industry. In 2011, she injured her shoulder and went to physical therapy to help her condition. She loved how the therapist was able to work with her on a personal level and help her achieve her recovery goals. This interaction inspired her to pursue physical therapy as a new career. At 40 years old, she went back to school to achieve this new career goal and never looked back. Carrie has worked in various settings, including inpatient rehab, acute care, and outpatient orthopedics during her clinical rotations with Baker College before graduating from the PTA program there. Carrie has been a part of the Mendelson Kornblum team since 2017, when she was still a student PTA. She was officially hired after taking her boards and obtaining her therapy license. She loves working with her patients and helping them achieve their functional goals.
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Carrie is particularly interested in core, balance, and flexibility strategies to help patients remain strong, flexible and stable to decrease fall/injury risks. Her passion is to educate patients on why exercise and physical activity are so important to take care of their bodies. She always says, “motion is lotion!”
Carrie was recognized by the Michigan Physical Therapist Association with the Student Excellence Award in her graduating class at Baker College for her leadership skills and community education contributions.
Carries enjoys exercising, walking her puppy, and biking. In the summer, her family loves camping around Michigan, kayaking, and hanging out with friends around a bonfire. She loves home DIY projects and rehabbing old furniture. She also loves watching her oldest daughter play volleyball and coaching her youngest daughter’s softball team.