We Now Have Two Locations
in Huntsville, Alabama
Phone: (256) 924-0881
Caroline Choppa, MSPT
Meredith Johnson, MPT
Nicholas Choppa, LAc / LMT
Physical Therapist Caroline Choppa
Caroline Choppa is the owner of TRUE NORTH, and has been a Physical Therapist since 1994. Through 28 years of practicing PT, she has worked in acute care, inpatient hospital rehabilitation, pediatrics, and outpatient sports rehabilitation. Caroline has worked in the United States and abroad in Germany and Moldova. These varied experiences influenced her approach to patient care, and instilled a belief in the body’s inherent desire to heal. This led to her decision to specialize in Craniosacral Therapy which she has studied extensively for the past 17 years. This unique, gentle treatment has profoundly impacted her approach to patient care. In addition to Craniosacral Therapy, she has also studied Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage, and movement retraining through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).

Caroline works with clients dealing with a broad range of diagnoses including; pain, chronic illness, concussion, headaches, sinus and ear issues, TMJ, fatigue, abdominal and pelvic pain, trauma and PTSD.

Caroline also provides Pediatric CST working with issues including; birth trauma, difficulty with latching/breast feeding, post tongue-tie revision, ear infections, torticollis, plagiocephaly, ADHD, and motor development.

Background and Education

  • 2014 Qualified as a Teaching Assistant for CS1 Upledger Institute
  • 1994-2015 Practiced Physical Therapy in Virginia, Germany, Moldova, and Alabama.
  • 1994 Graduated with MSPT from University of Indianapolis, recipient of Herk-Cooper Memorial Scholarship.
  • 1984 Graduated with BS from USMA, West Point and served as Military Intelligence Officer in US Army

Patient Testimonials

I myself am a PT, and if you have pain I urge you to give Caroline Choppa’s treatment a try. I was under the care of an osteopath for 20+ years for reoccurring headaches. It wasn’t until I began care with Caroline that not only did my headaches recede to infrequent (now typically only after a new injury or aggravator) but she has also given me an increased activity/movement tolerance and resilience that I once thought was out of my reach.

As a bonus she is also skilled at lymphatic drainage and has assisted with reducing the edema which tends to build up in my upper arm and lateral chest wall from prior mastectomy and radiation due to breast cancer. Caroline’s skill is outweighed only by her kindness.
Mary T.
Caroline Choppa is a unique person and I’m so blessed to have found her. My health issues had become chronic due to buried trauma. Through her compassion and knowledge of healing she helped me get my life back. Craniosacral therapy was the best treatment for me in my stage of healing. I never realized that the body had a natural ability to heal. I always felt “ broken.” She told me “the cracks are how the light comes in!” She also taught me how to find JOY in every day ! Thanks to her I am doing just that!
Kate R.
No words can really express my appreciation for the expert care and compassion that I received from Caroline Choppa. I found Caroline after working with other PTs that did not understand how to treat my concussions, nerve damage and other orthopedic issues. Caroline is incredibly skilled, a wonderful listener and considers how to heal the whole body. She was able to understand my injuries, develop a treatment plan, and give me hope that I would heal. I am certain that I would not have recovered as well if I had not been lucky enough to work with Caroline.
Jen B.
Caroline is a gifted healer who takes time to listen and find the best treatment fit for all of her patients. She is willing to think outside the box and find unique solutions for health issues. I'm so grateful for the help that she gave me and found in her not only a tremendously talented therapist but a wonderful person.
Emily W.
I think Caroline Choppa is the best physical therapist I have had, and I have been to many. She has a very balanced approach that includes hands-on as well as exercise techniques. I fell on an icy sidewalk in the mid-1970s when I was about 20 years old. I have experienced neck and knee problems ever since. To try and cope with the pain over the years, I have been to chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, and physial therapists. In the last decade, I have had issues with plantar fasciitis and then slipped a disk. I continued to make the rounds with various phycial therapists trying to alleviate the numbness in my left leg and foot. I had once had some pain relief with myofascial release and was on my third physical therapist, who thought that I might find more help with Caroline. That was the best advice I have ever gotten! I do not know all the various techniques that Caroline uses - I just know that I found relief. Caroline is very intelligent, as well as caring, compassionate, empathetic, and gentle, and she has a fabulous sense of humor. She listened to me, worked with me, and respected me. My appointments with Caroline were not only a treatment, but also a treat. Caroline really helped me, and my advice to anyone in pain should make an appointment asap with Caroline Choppa.
Anne C.
Caroline treated our two-year-old son who had been complaining of back pain for several months. This was our first experience with cranial sacral therapy and we quickly realized that she is a gifted, in-tune, and personable therapist.

Learning through x-ray that our son had a considerable stool blockage in his intestines, we turned to Caroline for a more holistic approach to healing. After just a few sessions, our son’s complaints became less frequent and we even began seeing results as quickly as 30 minutes after leaving Caroline’s practice.

Caroline was effective in her care and we feel fortunate to have found someone who could be engaging, PATIENT, and loving toward our young son. Caroline helped him achieve and maintain maximum wellness. She is a gifted and highly recommended therapist.
When I found True North and Caroline Choppa, I finally found relief to my chronic lower back pain. Through Caroline's professional and expert guidance, I made changes to my life that made substantive changes to the pain that was with me daily. i know that the work is mind to do, but Caroline helped me down that path.
Linda J.
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