Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, 2001

  • Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, 2003

Areas of Expertise:

  • Rehabilitation of shoulder and elbow injuries, primarily working with overhead athletes, and often includes analysis of throwing mechanics in the treatment program

  • Hip injuries working extensively with hockey athletes, specifically goalies

  • Safe return to sport and exercise for knee and ankle injuries

Professional Organizations, Certifications and Extras:

  • Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency – Minnesota Sports Medicine/Fairview

  • American Physical Therapy Association credentialed Clinical Instructor

  • USA Hockey certified youth hockey coach


Getting Personal with Paul:

Born (hometown): Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Sports I competed in and the one I excelled in: Hockey and baseball

Favorite sports moment: Watching my children develop a passion for playing sports.

Favorite sports team: Wild, Vikings, Twins, Wolves and Gophers

Hobbies: Hockey, softball, golf, skiing, coaching and camping.

Family: Wife, Jessica, and children Claire, Sophie and Charlie

Resides: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

About Paul:

Paul joined the Accelerated Sports Therapy & Fitness team in 2011 and became a part owner of the business in 2019. Before Accelerated Sports, Paul was a physical therapist with the Institute for Athletic Medicine for seven years.

He is one of the first graduates of the Minnesota Sports Medicine/Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency program, where he studied with some of the most respected physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers in the Twin Cities sports medicine community. In 2007, he received his certification as a Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.

Paul’s specialties include rehabilitation of hip and shoulder injuries, primarily working with overhead athletes and hockey players, including goalies. His expertise in working with the specific demands of goalies has led to frequent continuing education lectures throughout the Midwest. Paul has also lectured to physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers on various rehabilitation and sports medicine topics, including shoulder/scapular dysfunction, throwing injuries, hockey injuries, hip dysfunction and personal training and fitness. He continues to speak regularly as a guest lecturer at the College of St. Catherine’s Physical Therapy Program.

 
Accelerated Sports Fitness & Therapy has great dedicated staff, which was very helpful in my son’s recovery from back-to-back hip surgeries. We aren’t from the Twin Cities, but a surgeon from the area referred us to Paul for his expertise in hip injuries. We took his rehabilitation plan back to our hometown PT department and returned with good progress.