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Jeff LaPanta, MS, PT

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Jeff LaPanta, MS, PT, received his Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University in NY in 1994. Jeff has nearly 25 years of experience in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and utilizes a comprehensive approach to helping patients overcome pain, physical limitations and improve their quality of life. Jeff enjoys treating a wide variety of post-surgical conditions and injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle/foot and treats patients of all ages.

Jeff has extensive experience treating athletes after injury or surgery and enjoys helping them return to optimal performance and prevent future injury.  Jeff utilizes his background in coaching to maximize his impact with athletes and understands unique demands across a wide variety of sports and positions.  For 15 years Jeff worked closely with the athletes at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School and has specialized in working with college and professional hockey players after injury and surgery as well as training for performance enhancement.


Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, NY (1994)
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota (1992)

Professional Certifications

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (2001-2011)
National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (1997-2011)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Achievements & Awards

2016-2017 Minnesota Girls High School Hockey Class A Assistant Coach of the Year