Class of 2019-2020
Amy Claypool, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Amy Claypool received her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2013. In 2012, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Claypool applied and was accepted into the highly selective American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Traveling Fellowship, which she completed in April 2018. Earlier this year, Dr. Claypool became a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.
Dr. Claypool has worked in all stages of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation, from acute post-surgical to sports performance. She has also volunteered for the Columbia University Division I football team and has served as a physical therapist for elite U.S. military forces. She collaborated with the human performance team to provide care beyond injury recovery to enhance physical and mental performance. Dr. Claypool also has a special interest in optimizing female athletic performance.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Claypool loves outdoor activities with her family—hiking the national parks, downhill skiing, campfires and cooking out. She’s also a six-time marathon finisher and has completed two half Ironman triathlons.
Karlie Gross, PT, DPT
Dr. Karlie Gross earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2019, graduating at the top of her class. At Columbia, she took advanced coursework in orthopedics and specialized courses in hand and wrist, women’s health, vestibular, and sports rehabilitation. Dr. Gross has been involved with research that culminated in platform and poster presentations at national conferences.
Her research interests include injury prevention, understanding movement patterns in individuals with and without low back pain, and the relationship between the hip and upper extremity in adolescent baseball pitchers. She is passionate about movement and understanding how the body works as a unit.
In terms of clinical expertise, Dr. Gross's areas of focus are general orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and chronic pain management. During the 2019 NFL combine season, she had the opportunity to rehabilitate top collegiate athletes as they prepared for the NFL combine, and assisted at the combine in Indianapolis. Dr. Gross's clinical affiliations provided diverse experiences that spanned a variety of orthopedic diagnoses and acute cardiopulmonary conditions. She has worked with pediatric and adult oncology exercise wellness programs and gained international physical therapy experience in Ireland and Guatemala.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Gross loves to play soccer, hike, spend time with friends and family, and travel.