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Brian Holst, DPT, SCS, CSCS

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Brian Holst, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, graduated from Texas Woman’s University’s physical therapy program located within the renowned Texas Medical Center in 2016. He joins Twin Cities Orthopedics following a 13-month sports residency program working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes focused primarily in the care of overhead athletes. Brian utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic tools in assisting his patients return to prior level of function which may be athletic competition or recreational activities. Brian believes in a holistic approach to therapy applying manual techniques, corrective exercise, and partial blood flow restriction rehabilitation to get his patients back to their best. He is excited to join the TCO team and is looking forward to participating in the Athletic Competition Enhancement (ACE) program moving forwards. Brian loves playing with his golden retriever Kali, spending time with family and friends, and anything outdoors (running/biking/golf/soccer)! He can’t wait to get a taste of the Minnesota winters!

Brian provides PT services at TCO Eagan as well as Training HAUS – Viking Lakes. To learn more about Training HAUS, click here.


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Texas Woman’s University (2016)
Bachelors of Science (BS), Shippensburg University (2008)

Professional Certifications

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified in Blow Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR) by Owens Recovery Science
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)


Contributing Author and Researcher:
Swanson B., Holst B., Infante J., Poenitzsch J., Ortiz A., (2016). EMG activity of selected rotator cuff musculature during grade III distraction and posterior glide glenohumeral mobilization: Results of a pilot trial comparing painful and non-painful shoulders. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 24. 1-7. 10.1080/10669817.2015.1106819.