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Brian Gahlon, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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Brian Gahlon, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is a residency-trained and board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He completed his doctorate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and completed his residency at Fairview Institute for Athletic Medicine. He is passionate about helping patients meet their goals and returning them to the sports and activities they enjoy. He utilizes an evidence-based approach while utilizing concepts of sports performance to maximize patient outcomes. Brian has a special interest in treating basketball related injuries and post-operative knee rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys traveling with his wife and three kids, playing basketball, slow pitch softball, and mountain biking.


Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Fairview Institute for Athletic Medicine (2019)
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (2018)

Professional Certifications

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Member
Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Member
Federal Key Contact

Achievements & Awards

Outstanding Student Award 2018, Minnesota Physical Therapy Assistant (MNPTA)
Student President, Mayo Clinic Class of 2018


Magnitudes of Muscle Activation of Shoulder Complex and Spine Stabilizers During the Standard Push-up and Pushing Exercises Using a Suspension Strap Training System, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2020.