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Karina Bertness, ATC 

Certified Athletic Trainer

Karina joined the Pivot team in August 2017, serving as the athletic trainer for Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, WV. She is also working out of the Inwood Pivot Physical Therapy clinic. For the past three years, Karina has been working in Mankato, MN as an athletic trainer for local area high schools, as well as serving as a graduate teaching assistant for the Athletic Training Education Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Karina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. While at Pitt, she had the opportunity to work with South Fayette High School, and Pitt football, women’s basketball, and men’s soccer. She also did volunteer work with the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association, the Special Olympics of Allegheny County, and the Carnegie Science Center.


When she is not busy caring for her athletes, Karina is likely to be found spending time with friends and family, backpacking, hammock camping, or reading a good book.