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Dustin Schlangen, DPT, OCS

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Dustin Schlangen, PT, DPT, OSC, CSCS, CMTPT, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Minnesota. Although a native of Minnesota, Dustin began his career practicing in the Washington, DC area but has since returned home and settled in the Twin Cities. Dustin has experience treating individuals with a variety of orthopedic injuries, including both surgical and non-surgical, and ranging from acute to chronic conditions. He has a particular interest in sports medicine and has worked with recreational, high school and collegiate athletes in their return to sport and performance enhancement. Dustin is a manual trigger point therapist and is certified in dry needling, which he believes can be an effective adjunctive treatment for a variety of conditions. Outside of work, Dustin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he has a particular passion for the outdoors. He stays active by hiking, running, playing recreational sports and staying involved in local community races and events.


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Minnesota (2016)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), St. John’s University (2013)

Professional Certifications

Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist – Dry Needling
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCs) by National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Professional Affiliations

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


Effect of Glenohumeral Elevation on Subacromial Supraspinatus Compression Risk During Simulated Reaching, Journal of Orthopedic Research (2017)