Karen S. Shuler PT, DPT

A physical therapist since 1991, Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Prior to opening Lifestyle Physical Therapy, LLC, she treated patients in a variety of healthcare settings from hospitals to privately-owned clinics. It was during those years that Karen discovered the power of careful, one-on-one patient supervision that led to quicker, more thorough recovery and rehabilitation – the same foundational principles upon which she eventually built Lifestyle Physical Therapy. Today, Karen directs the Lifestyle staff with a clear emphasis on customized patient care. Karen uses McKenzie, Mulligan, Myofascial Release, kinesiotaping, Functional Dry Needling, and Amino Neuro Frequency techniques to guide her patients down a path of wellness. She has also been specially-trained by the Neural Recovery Network on body weight-supported treadmill walking and activity-based recovery, and holds certifications in Low-level laser therapy and the LSVT BIG Exercise Program and is certified in the Graston® Technique.

Wes Hartlage
Clinical Director

Wes Hartlage, PT, DPT, is the current director of rehabilitation and a licensed physical therapist at Lifestyle Physical Therapy. Wes received his B.S. degree in Exercise Sport Science at Coastal Carolina University, with further education completed at Gannon University for his doctorate in physical therapy in 2020. Wes currently holds certifications in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease and Dry Needling to all extremities. Wes has interests in post-surgical and sports rehabilitation with plans to seek further education.

Tarsha Hill-Smith
Office Manager

Tarsha brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of healthcare attained through 30 years of experience in the realm of medical office management. 

Tarsha joined the Lifestyle team in 2015 and has been serving as the Office Manager ever since 2018 and has contributed greatly to the success of this practice. 

Education: Orange County Community College and Piedmont Community College.

Sarah Edge
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)