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Brett Petersen, PT, DPT, MS

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About

Brett Petersen, PT, DPT, MS, received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He also earned a Master of Science in Exercise Science-Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He holds professional certifications from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Titleist Performance Institute and the United States Weightlifting Organization. He currently serves as a physical therapist for the Saint Paul Saints Professional Baseball Club and Hamline University. Special interests include baseball pitching mechanics and rehabilitation of the overhead throwing athlete. He is married to wife Kristy and has three children, Lauren, Luke and Matthew.

Specialty

Baseball Medicine
Golf Medicine
Overhead Athletes
Graston Technique

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science-Human Performance, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Exercise & Sports Science, Hamline University
Certificate in Emergency Medicine Technician, Century College

Professional Certifications

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP), American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP-C), American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT), American College of Sports Medicine
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), American College of Sports Medicine
Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI), American Physical Therapy Association
Functional Movement Screen Level 1 (FMS), Functional Movement Systems
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Systems
Graston Technique® M2 Certified, Graston Technique, LLC
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT), ImPACT Applications, Inc.
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor-Level 1 (CGFI-1), Titleist Performance Institute
Advanced Sports Performance Coach Level 2 (USAW-L2SP), USA Weightlifting

Professional Affiliations

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Northland Chapter (NACSM)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Sections
Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (MNAPTA)
National Pitching Association (NPA)
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
United States Weightlifting Organization (USAW)
Hamline University
Saint Paul Saints Professional Baseball Club

Publications

Hybben NM, Petersen BW, Nystrom C, Pham T, Camargo PR, Phadke V, Braman JP, LaPrade RF, Ludewig PM. Effects of Elevation Angle and Plane of Motion on Subacromial and Internal Impingement (In Preparation for Manuscript Submission).
Ludewig PM, Hybben NM, Petersen BW, Nystrom CS, Pham TD, Phadke V, Braman JP, LaPrade RF. Scapular Summit 2009, Subacromial Versus Internal Impingement: Insights from 3-D In-Vivo Motion Analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Nov;39(11):A1-A13.