Physical Therapists in Minnesota

Minneapolis (1076)Saint Paul (448)Rochester (417)Duluth (192)Burnsville (107)
Maple Grove (98)Edina (92)Saint Cloud (88)Stillwater (80)Hopkins (65)Oakdale (60)Golden Valley (58)Mankato (56)Coon Rapids (50)Eagan (50)Woodbury (48)Eden Prairie (42)St Louis Park (41)Park Rapids (33)Brainerd (32)Minnetonka (32)Bloomington (31)Bemidji (30)Detroit Lakes (30)Northfield (29)Baxter (27)Cambridge (26)Owatonna (26)Red Wing (24)Sartell (24)Wyoming (24)Buffalo (23)Chanhassen (23)Marshall (23)Winona (23)Austin (22)Faribault (21)New Ulm (20)Princeton (20)Chaska (18)Lakeville (18)Willmar (18)Andover (17)Breckenridge (17)Hastings (17)Virginia (17)Alexandria (16)Hutchinson (16)Maplewood (16)Monticello (16)Ortonville (16)Vadnais Heights (16)Blaine (15)Forest Lake (15)Hibbing (14)Little Falls (14)Roseville (14)Elk River (13)Thief River Falls (13)Wadena (13)Worthington (13)Apple Valley (12)Grand Rapids (12)Lake Elmo (12)Mora (12)North Mankato (12)Hermantown (11)Inver Grove Heights (11)Moose Lake (11)Morris (11)Wayzata (11)Moorhead (10)Plymouth (10)Shakopee (10)Ada (9)Cloquet (9)Excelsior (9)Fairmont (9)Fridley (9)Howard Lake (9)New Prague (9)Sandstone (9)Waconia (9)Albert Lea (8)Anoka (8)Cottage Grove (8)East Grand Forks (8)Lake City (8)Litchfield (8)Rogers (8)Shoreview (8)Aitkin (7)Crookston (7)Fergus Falls (7)Glencoe (7)Prior Lake (7)Robbinsdale (7)Saint Francis (7)Wabasha (7)Watertown (7)Farmington (6)Hugo (6)Rushford (6)Savage (6)Two Harbors (6)Albertville (5)Crosslake (5)Foley (5)Luverne (5)Mendota Heights (5)Pelican Rapids (5)Proctor (5)Rosemount (5)Waite Park (5)Waseca (5)White Bear Lake (5)Albany (4)Annandale (4)Aurora (4)Cannon Falls (4)Cass Lake (4)Champlin (4)Cold Spring (4)Deer River (4)Elbow Lake (4)Lino Lakes (4)New Hope (4)North Branch (4)Pequot Lakes (4)Redwood Falls (4)Walker (4)Wheaton (4)Bagley (3)Becker (3)Big Lake (3)Canby (3)Circle Pines (3)Cook (3)Dassel (3)Gaylord (3)Granite Falls (3)Hinckley (3)Montevideo (3)New London (3)Onamia (3)Saint Michael (3)Warren (3)West St Paul (3)Windom (3)Zimmerman (3)

Learn more about Physical Therapists

A physical therapist (PT) specializes in improving and restoring mobility, movement, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination in people of all ages. A PT evaluates and treats injuries and movement problems with exercises and other physical methods. PTs can often help people avoid surgery, as well as prevent and minimize pain, loss of function, and disability.

A PT typically: 

  • Reviews and evaluates a patient’s medical history and his or her mobility and physical functioning

  • Tests and measures balance, coordination, strength, range of motion, posture muscle performance, respiration, and motor function

  • Diagnoses movement dysfunctions

  • Works with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their medical history, lifestyle, personal needs, and fitness and mobility goals

  • Prescribes exercises and other physical treatment techniques

  • Evaluates treatment progress and makes adjustments to the plan as needed

  • Educates patients about home techniques to optimize mobility, strength, and overall fitness

  • Consults and collaborates with a patient’s entire medical and rehabilitation team

There are 4500 specialists practicing Physical Therapy in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 4.6 stars. There are 40 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Physical Therapy specialists, including Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center and Essentia Health St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes.