Karen is a long-time triathlete who took up massage therapy to help athletes perform at their best. She has traveled with cycling teams as a team therapist helping with pre- and post-race recovery. She is passionate about keeping athletes active and helping the injured recover through massage therapy.
Her broad education covers many areas of healing including:
-Sports Massage & Event Clinical -Acupressure, Low Back and Hip -Deep Tissue Massage for Low Back Pain -Sports Injury Concepts for Massage Therapists -Orthopedic and Sports Massage for Running Injuries -Headache Technique
Angela Smayda, Yoga Therapist
Angela specializes in Assisted Yoga, a therapy used to open tight, aching joints, stretch the whole body and release tight fascia. Her personalized sessions promote body awareness and deep relaxation among many other benefits.
Prior to Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Dianne worked in property management, new home sales and escrow. When the opportunity came for her to find a new career path, she wanted to find a place to work where she truly felt like she had a hand in helping people feel better. Dianne found Active Spine & Sport in 2006 still loves her part in seeing people get relief from their aches and pains.
Dianne is a wife, mom, and grandma to a big, beautiful, crazy family. She loves to be outdoors with her dogs, cats, horses, and goats. In her free time Dianne enjoys landscaping, home improvement projects, and creating rustic DIY projects with her husband.
Kari loves meeting and talking to new and friendly people every day. Her career with Active Spine & Sport started in 2010, joining the team after working in accounting. Kari is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. Growing up she lived throughout the country with her military family but happily calls Fort Worth home since 1972 and currently lives in Burleson. In her free time, Kari enjoys spending time with her family and her dachshund, Guchi.
Upon retiring from a 25 year teaching career, Sarah was looking for something fun yet still fulfilling to do. That's exactly what she found at Active Spine and Sport Therapy. Sarah loves meeting the patients and interacting with them, making their experience a pleasant one. When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, both college students. "One is an Aggie and one a Longhorn so yes, we are a house divided!" jokes Sarah. She also enjoys time walking with her dogs, reading, traveling, and lunching with friends.