Local Physical and Occupational Therapists
The following individuals are known to the St. Olaf music faculty and either possess specific performing arts health care credentials or extensive experience treating musicians. Please do not view their presence on this list as an endorsement of their work by the department.
* indicates past or present membership in the Performing Arts Medicine Association
Physical Therapy for the Arts at St. Olaf
*Dave Wieber, PT, and *Ann Dahl, OT, of Wieber Physical Therapy in Faribault come to campus on a weekly basis to offer physical therapy and occupational therapy to student musicians and dancers. During the 2017-2018 academic year, they treated students in Christiansen Hall of Music on Tuesday mornings. The location and times of their services may change with the next academic year. Once you have a referral from a medical professional for treatment, you can call Wieber Physical Therapy at 507-333-2986 to schedule an appointment. Be sure to request an appointment on the St. Olaf College campus. Treatments are billed through students’ individual health insurance; please note that you are responsible for any costs not covered by your insurance. For more information, go to https://wieberphysicalthera
py.com. Dave and Ann maintain a professional relationship with the Performing Arts Medicine Association and have specific experience treating music- and dance-related injuries. There are of course other local options for physical and occupational therapy.
OrthoRehab Specialists, Inc. (Edina, Minnesota)
*Terry Buisman, PT
Terry has worked with many members of the Minnesota Orchestra, and does particularly excellent work with shoulder rehabilitation.
Orthology (Minneapolis and Eagan, Minnesota)
*Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT
Musicians can contact me at Orthology.com and I typically work at the downtown Minneapolis (Nicollet Mall) and Eagan locations. I specialize in treating musicians and I have a particular interest in treating upper string players. My PhD research investigated right shoulder mechanics and muscle use in the bow arm of violinists with and without shoulder pain. I am the physical therapist for the MN Orchestra.
Seeking treatment away from the Hill?
The Performing Arts Medicine Association maintains a referral source locating experienced performing arts medicine health-care professionals around the world. You can find a link for the PAMA Member Resource Directory here: http://www.artsmed.org/memberlinks.asp