Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training & General Sciences, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1986
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota, 1988
Master of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, 1993
Areas of Expertise:
Treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee and ankle
Professional Organizations, Certifications and Extras:
Recognized as a Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Getting Personal with Jim:
Born (hometown): Walnut Grove, Minnesota
Sports I competed in and the one I excelled in: Football, basketball, baseball and golf. Best in baseball.
Favorite sports moment: Attending the 1987 World Series Game 7 and witnessing the Twins win their first World Series title.
Favorite sports team: Vikings
Hobbies: Golf, biking and traveling. Jim can often be found attending various local football, baseball and basketball games.
Family: Wife, Lynnelle (also a PT at Accelerated Sports Therapy & Fitness); and sons Jordan, who attends Northwestern University Medical School), and Ty and Drew, who are both students at the University of Iowa
Resides: Medina, Minnesota
Jim co-founded Accelerated Sports Therapy and Fitness in 2006 after identifying a critical need for providing care that goes beyond the cookie cutter approach to therapy. A commitment to providing lifelong physical well-being through state of the art therapy programs led to the launching of Accelerated Sports Therapy and Fitness, which has treated over12,000 patients since opening in 2006.
Prior to Accelerated Sports, Jim worked for over a decade as a physical therapist and clinic supervisor for the Institute for Athletic Medicine at the Maple Grove, Robbinsdale, and Brooklyn Park clinic locations. Before that, he garnered experience at the renowned Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and acted as physical therapist and rehab consultant for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Jim began his physical therapy career at Wenger Physical Therapy Center in Mankato.
Throughout his career, Jim has been a lecturer in his specialty areas of treatment and rehabilitation – the shoulder, knee and spine. His authorial credits include an article on the rehabilitation of the rotator cuff, as well as writing and collecting data for published research on the knee and shoulder. He has also been recognized as a Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.