Kristen Akervik - DPT

Kristen Akervik - DPT

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My Areas of Practice
As a physical therapist, I enjoy helping individuals achieve their optimal level of physical function through evidence-based interventions and compassionate care. In my practice, I use a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise that is individualized to each person and their specific situation. I enjoy the variety of seeing all ages of the lifespan from adolescents to the older adult and assisting them in achieving their goals.

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2016

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

BS in Exercise Physiology: College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN

Blood Flow Restriction training (BFR)

Research & Publications

During my professional schooling at Mayo Clinic, I was involved in a research study which examined differences between treadmill walking and overground walking.

Hollman J, Watkins M, Imhoff A, Braun C, Akervik K. A comparison of variability in spatiotemporal gait parameters between treadmill and overground walking conditions. Journal of Gait and Posture. 2016;43:204-209.

Professional Associations & Awards

American Physical Therapy Association

Minnesota Physical Therapy Association


In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my mini golden retriever, Miles, running, spending time on the lakes in northern MN, and being with friends and family.