We Want to Help Guide the Next Generation of
Physical Therapists

About PT School Consulting

PT School Consulting, LLC is a California-based mentoring company for physical therapy school applicants and physical therapy students. My mission is to provide pre-physical therapy students from a variety of backgrounds with effective mentoring throughout the application process to Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs in the United States, and help current physical therapy students succeed in their programs. By using an individualized approach to each student, I ensure that I optimize each student’s chances of admission to physical therapy school and success in their program.

The Physical Therapy School application process is grueling. It’s daunting. It’s lengthy. And it’s stressful. Although it has become a standardized application process, very few resources and guidelines exist for pre-physical therapy students beyond college advisers. I’m here to help change that.

Founded in 2020, PT School Consulting was born from an idea to ease the application process for pre-physical therapy students. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy who graduated from Columbia University, I remember the daunting process of applying to schools, which involved keeping myself organized, selecting my target schools, completing the application and secondary applications, revising my personal statement countless times, and completing numerous interviews. I want to ease this process for the future of our profession, and help future therapists become the most successful versions of themselves while in school. I want to help all students who matriculate into a physical therapy program graduate and find their dream job.

Carley Schleien, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST | MENTOR | RUNNER

Dr. Carley Schleien, PT, DPT earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University in the City of New York, with advanced coursework in Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation. Prior to completing her doctoral studies, Carley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.

Carley has a passion for helping others and teaching. After graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Carley worked at a top outpatient orthopedics clinic in New York City, where she treated a diverse patient population. She currently works at a premiere outpatient orthopedics clinic in sunny San Diego, CA.

Carley has also fostered her interests in teaching, service, and research. As a student, she enjoyed volunteering in Guatemala with her colleagues to provide pro-bono physical therapy services and education to the public and local students. She also conducted research on abdominal muscle activation using ultrasound imaging. Since graduating from physical therapy school, she has served as a Teaching Assistant at Columbia University for Kinesiology & Biomechanics and Orthopedics: Spine classes. She has also served as a Clinical Instructor for current physical therapy students in the clinic.

Carley has developed a passion for treating runners and analyzing running gait patterns. She has taken courses through the University of St. Augustine, the Science of Running Medicine Symposium at Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University to gain advanced skills in analyzing running gait and help runners achieve their running goals. Carley had the pleasure of leading a Running Analysis program in New York City, where she was able to work with both new runners and runners who qualified for the Olympic Trials. She also contributed to an article in Self Magazine and gave a presentation at ABC Disney in New York City about running injury prevention.

Born in Westchester, NY and raised in Miami, FL, Carley loves to explore and travel in her free time. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and cooking.

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