Lori Powell-Knutson - PT

Lori Powell-Knutson - PT

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My Areas of Practice

I have been practicing physical therapy since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1983. My first  PT job was  at Methodist Hospital, until 1985, when I left and worked in a private practice specializing in sports and orthopedic injuries, until 1987, when I returned to Methodist Hospital. I have been with Park Nicollet and Methodist Hospital ever since, and work at the Burnsville site since 1996. I feel very fortunate to wake up each morning and enjoy going to work. I work with a team of excellent therapists, and believe in Park Nicollet's philosophy of patient-centered care.

My areas of interest include;

- spine,

- general orthopedic conditions,

- sport-related injuries, including, but limited to; shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, both surgical and non surgical recovery.

- pelvic floor dysfunction,

-TMJ disorders,

- dry needling

- BFR- Blood Flow Restriction training

- neurological rehabilitation. 

- Bike Fit assessment


General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 1983

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Science degree 1983, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy licensure is current: I am a member of the APTA, including the orthopedic and womens health sections
Physical Therapy
[No text in field]  University of Minnesota, 1983

Professional Associations & Awards

American Physical Therapy Association and section member of orthopedics and women's health 


I have been practicing physical therapy since 1983, and enjoy working with patients through exercise, manual therapy and functional movement patterns to return them to their desired level of activity. In my free time I enjoy tennis, golf, cycling, gardening and traveling with my husband and 3 children. I have participated in triathlons earlier in life. I have helped patients recover from some very catastrophic injuries, and believe the human body  is capable of doing just about whatever you set your mind to.