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November 12 - Tip by Karen Gilbert Tyssen
Tip by: Karen Gilbert Tyssen

A recent article by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy reports that chi running has been shown to reduce verticle loading and quadriceps work, but may increase work of muscles around the ankle. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(10):685-692. ePub 9 September 2013

Karen Gilbert Tyssen

Karen Gilbert Tyssen
Registered Physiotherapist
London, Ontario


Karen Gilbert Tyssen is a Registered Physiotherapist who completed her Honours Kinesiology degree in 2005 at Western University, going on to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy from Western University in 2007.

Since graduating Karen has obtained advanced training in Orthopedics, Manual therapy, Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Running Specific Injuries and Gait Assessment, and Neurological rehab including Bobath training.

Karen has been a distance runner since the age of 12, competing at the high school and club level, and is a Western University Cross Country and Track and Field Alumni. Karen has treated runners of all levels including those competing at the National and International level, including treating the Western Cross Country team and members of local track and distance clubs. Karen has a special passion for treating runners and continues to pursue advanced training to help them recover from injury and make a healthy and speedy return to the sport they love.

Karen works at Body Mechanics Physiotherapy in London and is available for appointment at

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