Brian Gehling - PT

 
Brian Gehling - PT

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Wayzata
952-993-5900
Wayzata
Methodist Hospital
952-993-5900
Methodist Hospital
My Areas of Practice

Since graduating with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 2008, I have gained clinical experience in a number of hospital and outpatient clinic settings where I have had the opportunity to expand and improve my skills.  The majority of my experience in clinical care has been in the area of orthopedics, where as a traveling physical therapist, I have worked with a number of excellent teams, the most impressive being our current team at the Park Nicollet - Wayzata clinic, to improve the lives of many patients.  I continue to become further educated by attending classes concentrated in the area orthopedics to expand my knowledge and skill set to provide even better care to my patients.  I primarily utilize a combination of manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise to gradually help progress people toward their own specific goals of a pain-free, healthy, and fully functional physical lifestyle.  I treat a wide array of orthopedic conditions including the lumbar spine, cervical spine, shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, and other extremity pain and dysfunction.  I will also commonly work with patient populations diagnosed with headaches, balance difficulty, and gait impairments.

Unlike some approaches you might find in treating pain and functional difficulty, I will look at all the contributing factors that may be causing a patient's pain and treat the primary cause - not only the symptoms - in hopes of permanently solving the reason for my patient's pain.  This often times involves direct treatment to other joints and tissues in another area of a patient's body.  Specific exercise is also directed at helping a patient with his/her specific problem, and most often a patient will perform home exercises to help themselves achieve and maintain excellent results.  I will listen to each patient's unique concerns and goals and customize a program and treatment to meet their needs.

 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2008

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Services

Practices at

Wayzata
250 Central Ave. N.
Suite #220 & #228
Wayzata, MN 55391

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy : The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN
2008

Bachelors Degree in Health Science: The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN
2006

Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT)
2014

Personal

I grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Grand Meadow, MN, just south of Rochester, MN.  After graduating high school, I attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where I received a great education.  It was at The College of St. Scholastica where I also played intercollegiate basketball and was involved in a handful of other activities and organizations.  I also met my wife at college.  She now works as a pediatric intensive care unit nurse in Minneapolis.  I love outdoor activities, multiple sports, and good books.  As a family, my wife and I have taken many outdoor adventures together.   We have already explored some of the more rustic areas of Minnesota, Montana, Canada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, and Maine.  We also welcomed a little girl to our family in 2012.  As a physical therapist, I love helping people overcome their pain and functional limitations so that they may return to a full and active lifestyle.