Kara Kinsey is a Physical Therapist at Northeastern Tribal Health System's Physical Therapy Department. Kara's interest in physical therapy came after a sports injury she incurred while in high school. Her interest soon turned into a passion that has, thus far, taken her on an eighteen year journey.
Kara's first milestone was achieved when she graduated Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College in 2000 with an Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She continued to reach her milestones by continuing her education, first, at Pittsburg State University where she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Biology and then, second, a Master of Physical Therapy in 2005 at the University of Oklahoma. In 2013, Kara continued her education at the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions where she obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
In December of 2017, Kara joined the Northeastern Tribal Health System (NTHS) with the ambitious goal of building a physical therapy department to better serve the needs of the patients of NTHS. Kara brought with her fifteen years of experience as a physical therapist and nine years experience with business management. During Kara's short time with NTHS, she has developed a well-rounded, functioning department that averages 180 patients a month and still growing.
Kara is a lifelong resident of Northeastern Oklahoma. She was raised in Fairland and graduated from Fairland Public School. Kara is married to Austin Kinsey and has three children; Aubrey, Brady and Ryker. The family loves being outdoors and spends most of their free time on the baseball and softball field.