Carolyn Harper


As an active and frequently injured youngster, I was naturally interested in how the body functioned and decided from an early age that rehabilitation was a passion of mine. I attended the six year accelerated Boston University Doctor of Physical Therapy program and graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. After graduating, I was fortunate to find Orthopaedics Plus, a clinic that allows me to provide high quality, evidence-based care in a collaborative work environment with an emphasis on compassion and caring for my patients. Because I love to learn, I have continued to improve my manual skills as a therapist with a two-year manual therapy fellowship through the renowned Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

To compliment my naturally high levels of energy, I’ve remained active throughout all of my collegiate and professional endeavors. While at Boston University, I participated in a modern dance group that further developed my passion for dance and allowed me a creative outlet throughout my studies. Furthermore, I was a part of the college triathlon racing team that taught me to love endurance athletics and was a natural transition to long distance running.

Most weekends, I can be found beating up the trails with a tight-knit group of friends while training for trail marathons, 50 milers, and 100 milers. People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them, “I ran a marathon this weekend and have another 50 miler this coming weekend.” I simply find it fun because it is what I love to do! This passion for running drives me to guide fellow runners and endurance athletes of all levels through their rehabilitation process with running analyses and performance enhancement programs at Orthopaedics Plus.

When not running or dancing, I can be found lounging on my porch with a good book and some quality beer, or catching up on Netflix while I knit a new scarf pattern. I take every opportunity that I can to travel the world and love discussing my next upcoming vacation.