Performance Physical Therapy is now HIGHBAR PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Dr. Kara Chace PT, DPT

Dr. Kara Chace PT, DPT is a Regional Director at Highbar and specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, women’s health, concussions, dry needling, and balance and falls. She loves meeting new people and helping them to reach their goals, whether that be to get back to work or enjoy life pain-free. Throughout her career, she has gained certifications in functional dry needling and hippotherapy, which is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength.

She has previously volunteered at Greenlock Therapeutic Riding and is actively involved in community programs that support our youth including K-Rob and the RI Special Olympics.  Dr. Chace also volunteers as a project advisor at Barrington High School and North Smithfield High School.

When she’s not in the clinic, Kara likes to spend time with her family and go to sporting and concert events. She keeps active by hiking, skiing, swimming, playing soccer, and biking.


Dry Needling

Undergraduate Degree and Physical Therapy Degree:
University of New England – Athletic Training, 2003
University of Rhode Island, - Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association

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