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PT Consultation with Craig Ringsven

Injury Consultation with Craig Ringsven

Craig is at Gear West Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Craig is a physical therapist with Twin Cities Orthopedics that specializes in running and skiing.  He works with all joints in the body, both surgical and non-surgical, with a special interest in runners and Nordic skiers. He focuses on manual therapy as well as therapeutic exercises to help reduce pain and restore function. Craig has a high school coaching background and a history of division one collegiate racing in running and cross-country skiing.  He currently coaches for the Minnesota Youth Ski League. 

The goal of the physical therapist consultation is to help skiers and runners identify aspects of their technique that may be contributing to pain and injuries associated with exercise. The physical therapist will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation that includes:

Running & Walking: (Available Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm, $20)

Skiing: (Available Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm, $20)

  • Postural assessment
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Functional movement screening
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • Instruction in running-specific exercises
  • Kinesio and McConnel taping
  • Craig will then work closely with our footwear experts to put you into the correct shoe for you running style. 
  • Postural assessment
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Functional movement screening
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • On-snow video(or roller ski) analysis of ski technique using Dartfish video technology
  • Then customize a Nordic ski specific plan to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury, may include the following:
    • Ski specific strengthening and stretching exercises
    • Corrections of faulty ski mechanics
    • Corrections of postural impairments
    • Manual therapy to address joint and soft tissue restrictions
 

 

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