• Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy - University of North Dakota, 1993

  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, 1994

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction as well as comprehensive spine care

  • Treatment of lower extremity injuries

  • Running evaluation and treatment

Getting Personal with Lynnelle:

Born (hometown):  Moorhead, Minnesota

Sports I competed in and the one I excelled in: Volleyball, basketball and track & field. Best at volleyball.

Favorite sports moment: My favorite memory is seeing each of my three kids receive a ring for playing on the winning state tournament team in youth baseball. I also cherish the memories I made over the summers traveling with my boys to AAU basketball tournaments across the country.

Favorite sports team: Like my husband Jim, I’m a huge sports fan. I’ve got a weird mix of favorite teams. I grew up in Moorhead (Minnesota), where I competed in multiple sports. Go Spuds! I played volleyball for a couple of years at UND and will always root for the Fighting (Sioux) Hawks. I love all the Minnesota teams, but I’ve found myself also cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes (I’m not kidding you), because two of my boys go to college at the University of Iowa.

Hobbies: During the winter, I spend my free time coaching youth basketball. I love working with kids and using sports to help develop them as people. I enjoy hiking, golf and anything active outdoors in the summer.

Family: Husband, Jim (also a PT at ASTF), and sons Jordan, Ty and Drew

Resides: Medina, Minnesota

About Lynnelle:

Lynnelle joined the Accelerated Sports Fitness & Therapy team in 2008. Prior to that, she worked for 12 years as a physical therapist at the Institute for Athletic Medicine in the Twin Cities. While there, she gained expertise in the treatment of lumbar, pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction. Lynnelle began her physical therapy career by proudly assisting in the design and implementation of a highly successful ACL injury rehabilitation program while at HealthSouth Physical Therapy in Chicago. Over the years, she has worked with numerous injured runners, often using video analysis to assist in the creation of treatment programs.

Lynnelle has taught continuing education classes to fellow physical therapists and athletic trainers in the areas of lumbar, pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction. She specializes in the treatment of lower extremity injuries and truly loves working with a wide variety of diagnoses. She especially enjoys being part of the treatment and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes. Lynnelle also enjoys working with shoulder, knee and ankle patients.

understand how an injury, especially if significant, oftentimes affects the entire family. As a proud mom of three grown boys, the wife of a sports nut and the daughter of two fantastic parents, I try to treat all my patients with the quality of care I would want for my own family.
— Lynelle Sell