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Mike Dixey, DPT, PES, CSCS

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Dr. Mike Dixey, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, PES, CSCS, has been specializing in the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in the Twin Cities for 20+ years. He has been a pioneer in teaching the assessment & rehabilitation of throwing-based injuries and has spoken at local, national, and international conferences & events. Dr. Dixey enjoys working with young Physical Therapists & has mentored more than 40 interns during his career. Dr. Dixey has a passion for bodybuilding, baseball, Star Wars, and 80’s Hair Metal music.


Thrower Injury Program


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), College of St. Scholastica (2013)
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (1997)
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management & Finance, Marist College (1992)

Professional Certifications

Credentialed McKenzie Spine Therapist by the McKenzie Institute USA
Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Professional Affiliations

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Achievements and Awards

Invited to assess record-Gold Medal-winning Olympian Michael Phelps in preparation for the 2012 Olympics
Invited to assess Gold Medal-winning Olympian Steven Holcomb in preparation for the 2014 Olympics
Speaker at the TPI World Golf Fitness Summit
Invited to speak to the European Pro Golfer’s Association (PGA) in England


Functional Testing & Outcome Measurement Tools for the Shoulder – Current Concepts in the Examination & Treatment of the Shoulder Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (2005)