Dr. Karyn Farrar-Bliss
Performance Physical Therapist
Dr. Karyn Farrar is a lifelong resident of Maryland. She was born and raised in Carroll County where she attended South Carroll High School. She went on to attain her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s University, where she was also a four-year starter on the NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer team. It was in college that Dr. Farrar suffered an ACL tear which jump-started her love of the Physical Therapy profession. After college, Dr. Farrar received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland – Baltimore. Here, she also received the Mary M. Rodgers Student research award for her work utilizing technology in the rehabilitation of patients with severe burns.
Dr. Farrar began her career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Here, she expanded her physical therapy knowledge both in the acute and outpatient settings. At JHBMC, Dr. Farrar has treated patients from the day of their injury through their recovery and return to daily life and function. She brings a broad knowledge base to R2P, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and surgical recovery.
Dr. Farrar continues to be actively involved in athletics in the Frederick Community. She currently serves as Captain/Coach of the Frederick Women’s Rugby Football Club. You may also see her competing in one of the women’s soccer leagues in the Frederick area, or tackling the hills on her mountain bike outside of town. Her experience as an athlete, a patient, and a practitioner gives her a unique perspective when treating her patients. She is dedicated to individualized growth and development, both for herself and for each patient she treats.