Chris Kramer - PT, DPT

Chris Kramer - PT, DPT

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My Areas of Practice


I have a passion for working with patients of all ages and abilities suffering from musculoskeletal injuries.  My treatment focus is based on an evidence based model with emphasis on manual physical therapy and exercise.   The training and education I have received has prepared me to offer a high level of skilled care with a compassionate approach.  I have extensive training in manual therapy as a Fellow in the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists.  I am a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrating not only my commitment to orthopedic physical therapy but also to a higher level of care.  Currently, I serve as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota Program in Physical Therapy both as a guest lecturer and classroom assistant in addition to volunteering at the U of MN Phillips Neighborhood Free Clinic as a preceptor to physical therapy students. 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2000

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

2001 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Education & Certifications

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists: Regis University 
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Denver, Colorado

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Regis University
Denver, Colorado

Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy : American Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Masters of Science in Physical Therapy: University of Minnesota
Physical Therapy
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelors of Science Kinesiology: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Mn

Research & Publications

Implementation of an Evidence Translation Program to Enhance the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy for Patients with Low Back Pain - Journal of Manual and Manipulative Medicine 2013.

Low Back Pain Guidelines, Adult Acute and Subacute ICSI - 2012

Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines - Journal of Orthopedic Sport Physical Therapy 2011

Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines - Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement 2010

Minnesota Department of Health Low Back Pain Baskets of Care 2010 

Professional Associations & Awards

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Minnesota Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Affiliate Member of the Ethical Society of Spine Surgery
  • Member of ICSI Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines Committee
  • Corinne Ellingham Oustanding Service Award 2011
  • Health Partners Innovations in Health Care Award 2009 - Acute Low Back Pain Program

  • Personal

    I am passionate about physical therapy and helping patients with musculoskeletal injuries recover as quickly as possible. The foundation of my practice is an evidence-based model of medicine, incorporating the most current and best research to get my patients back to their daily lives.  My treatment approach combines both manual physical therapy and exercise for the best possible outcome.   No matter who the patient or what the injury, the goal of reducing pain and improving function is the same.