Dr. Kramer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Recreation from Whittier College in 1990. Following graduation, Dr. Kramer continued her education Cerritos College where she graduated with honors from the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 1993. Dr. Kramer worked in a physical therapist owned orthopedic, private practice for seven years prior to returning to school to pursue a Masters’ degree. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University Physical Therapy School in 2000. At Loma Linda University Physical Therapy School, Dr. Kramer was honored with the Research Award for her study of “The Influence of the Protonics Knee Brace on Pelvic Position“. In 2005, Dr. Kramer earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, where she was honored with the Leadership & Service Award.
In the fall of 2004, Dr. Kramer’s personal dog had knee surgery and needed post-operative services. This sparked her interest in animal rehabilitation, and thus prompted her to pursue a Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute which she completed in 2005. She was the brainchild behind the first Veterinarian and Physical Therapist owned rehabilitation clinic, California Animal Rehabilitation, and she opened and ran that business and headed the therapy department for 7 years before deciding to open a similar clinic in the South Bay, after many requests from neighbors and South Bay Veterinarians. In 2010, due to her success, she was honored by the South Bay’s Women of Distinction, as “Business Woman of the Year.” She has extensive experience and is the Southern California expert in measuring and fitting Eddie’s Wheels carts.
Dr. Kramer has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1991 and she has served as both a district representative as well as a member of the House of Delegates. She spends extra time trying to help integrate the veterinary and physical therapy communities getting them to recognize the benefit of combining their knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes. She has been applying skills she learned and used in the human world to the animals with tremendous success.
In her free time Dr. Kramer enjoys exercise (she completed the Ironman in Arizona in 2008), traveling, scuba diving, the desert, cheering on the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers. Dr. Kramer lives in the South Bay with her partner Mike, their dog Karma, and cats Leo, Stanley and Kopitar.