Athletic Training Staff

Head Athletic Trainer 


 Karlye Smith

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Karlye Smith joined Select Physical Therapy in 2018 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Kirkwood Community College.

Prior to joining the staff at Select Physical Therapy, Smith served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While at St. Kate's, Smith designed and implemented rehabilitation programs for 11 intercollegiate athletic teams and collaborated with the head athletic trainer, coaches, strength and conditioning and administrators, along with student-athletes, during their respective seasons. In addition to her work at St. Kate's, Smith worked in various outreach athletic training positions in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area for Twin Cities Orthopedics, Fairview Health, and Woodbury Soccer Club.

Smith graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Athletic Training in 2015. While at Gustavus, Smith took a summer athletic training internship with RehabWorks at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Smith was also a four-year collegiate women's soccer player for the Gusties. 

She holds certifications in Graston Technique®  M1 and with the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Iowa Board of Athletic Training. Smith currently resides in Dubuque, Iowa.