Dr. Lindsey Carstens PT, DPT is a doctorate level physical therapist at the Total Performance Hatfield location. As a recent graduate from the University of the Sciences’ Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Dr. Carstens began her career in outpatient orthopedics.
Dr. Carstens began her interest in physical therapy while attending the University of Illinois where she was a scholarship Division I soccer goalkeeper and team captain. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she went on to play professional soccer in Oslo, Norway for Team Strommen soccer club. Upon return to the United States, she became an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at the Division I collegiate level at Villanova University. Dr. Carstens spent two years at Villanova where she was highly involved in injury prevention for the team.
In her short time at TPPT, Dr. Carstens has become actively involved as the medical director of sports team training. She has been instrumental in developing exercise programs for individuals to become better athletes. She also received her Functional Movement Systems Level One certification in order to deliver patients with the best and most appropriate care possible.
Dr. Carstens has also been very active as a youth soccer club coach of all ages for the past 10 years. She currently trains and coaches three U-13 girls’ soccer teams. She has a passion to help prevent injuries for athletes of all levels, while also rehabbing them back to the playing field.