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John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OCS

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John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OCS, has over 12 years of experience in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He rehabilitates a range of surgical and non-surgical orthopedic and sports conditions. He specializes in sports rehab, specifically hockey. John worked with the Minnesota Wild for the past 10 years as part of their rehabilitation team. He was a clinical faculty for the 1st Hockey PT Fellowship program in the country. As a hockey specialist, John treats many different orthopedic conditions including hip, knee, shoulder, and lumbar injuries. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching both of his daughter’s hockey teams. John also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his wife and kids at the family cabin.


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science, University of St. Thomas (2006)
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), St. Catherine University (2009)

Professional Certifications

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from APTA
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR/Owens Recovery Science)
Basic Life Support Provider (BLS), American Heart Association
USA Hockey Level 3 Coach

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section (2009 – Present)
St. Catherine University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum Committee Member (2013 – Present)

Achievements & Awards

St. Catherine University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Alumni of the Year (2018)


  1. “Quantitative Improvements in Hop Test Scores After a 6-week Neuromuscular Training Program.” Sports Health. Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 9, Number 1.
  2. “Psychological and Functional Readiness for Sport Following Advanced Plyometric Training in Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” JOSPt. November 2018, Volume 48, Number 11.
  3. “Injury-Related Fears During the Return-to-Sport Phase of ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation.” The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2020, Volume 8, Number 3.
  4. “Advanced Training Enhances Readiness to Return to Sport after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2021; 1-9.