Kara Shanks, PTA
Physical Therapy Team
Kara Shanks, PTA

Kara Shanks, PTA


Physical Therapist Assistant



West Phoenix Physical Therapy

9321 W Thomas Rd, Suite 305
Phoenix, AZ, 85037


Kara Shanks, PTA is a certified physical therapy assistant at The CORE Institute.

Kara joined The CORE Institute after completing both her Associates of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapist Assistant and her Associate of Science in Health Studies from Suny Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York.

While in school, she gained clinical experience in subacute and outpatient rehabilitation.  This allowed her to observe total knee replacements and follow patients through joint camp program, and use various manual therapy techniques including massage, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and stretching. 

Kara enjoys spending her free time volunteering with our nation’s veterans at the Veterans Outreach Center, Rochester, New York.