Kara Lardinois, PT, DPT, C/NDT

Clinical Educator

Academic Coordinator of DPT STEPs®

Phone: 919-684-9623

Email: kara.lardinois@duke.edu

Dr. Lardinois is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and maintains neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) certification in pediatrics. She mentors students and residents and serves as a clinical educator in a collaborative model of clinical education.


  • DPT, Duke University, 2001

  • MS in Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2000

  • BA Hope College, 1998


  • STEPs®: PT 601, PT 611, PT 621, PT 701

  • STEPs® Clinical Educator


Areas of interest and expertise include: neurological injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromotor disorders; torticollis; infant treatment; aquatics; orthotic intervention; and clinical education. She has more than 15 years of full-time outpatient clinic experience in pediatrics.

Selected publications

  • Lardinois, K. In pursuit. NDTA Network, July/August 2011; 18:4.

  • Lardinois, K. Entry-level clinical education: A collaborative model and NDT. NDTA Network, July/August 2013;20:4.

  • Lardinois KL, Gosselin D, McCarty D, Ollendick K, Covington K. A Collaborative Model of Integrated Clinical Education in Physical Therapist Education: Application to the Pediatric Essential Core Competency of Family-centered Care. J Phys Ther Educ. 2017;31(2):131-136.

  • Masoud, M., Gordon, K., Hall, A., Jasien, J., Lardinois, K., Uchitel, J., Mclean, M., Prange, L., Wuchich, J. and Mikati, M. A. (2017), Motor function domains in alternating hemiplegia of childhood. Dev Med Child Neurol. doi:10.1111/dmcn.13443

  • Howman, J., Wilkinson, T. C., Mulligan, N. F., Lardinois, K. L., & Pientok, C. (2020). Perspective in physical therapy education: creating a communication network to connect clinical education stakeholders. The Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy, 2. https://doi.org/10.7916/jcept.v2.1962

  • Lardinois KL, Guge N. Physical Therapy for a Patient with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2019:31(3): E8-E14.

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Carolina Clinical Education Consortium, March 2012