Dr. Khalaf graduated from Ohio State University in 1997 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She completed a two-year graduate program at Oakland University in Michigan with a specialization in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT). She also obtained a certification in Mat Stott Pilates which she applies to the rehabilitation of spine patients in her practice.
Dr. Khalaf is a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) and earned a Doctorate in Physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014. She worked as a traveling physical therapist from 1997 to 2001 at various hospitals and orthopedic clinics throughout the United States. She then joined the Beaumont Hospital Outpatient Clinics from 2001 to 2005, attending to a variety of spine and extremity dysfunctions and post-operative procedures. From 2005-2007, she founded and managed the Back to Motion Outpatient Center in Michigan, a comprehensive wellness center for physical therapy, cold laser treatments for pain/inflammation control, and weight loss programs.
Dr. Khalaf joined Stanford in 2008 as a senior physical therapist, specializing in spine and sacroiliac joint care, and as a faculty member in the Stanford Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
She enjoys traveling, hiking, jogging, and reading.