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Paul Breyen, PT, OCS, Cert MDT

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Paul Breyen, PT, OCS, Cert MDT has been a provider of general orthopedic and sports medicine Physical Therapy in the Twin Cities area since 1998. He first attended the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then went on to pursue his graduate degree in Physical Therapy at the College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth, MN.

Since graduating, he has earned board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, has achieved certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the spine through the McKenzie Institute, and is also an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association. His clinical practice includes providing care for the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions, with special interest in caring for regions of the hip, low back, knee, and shoulder.

Paul has been involved in the education and mentoring of many pre-professional students, professional Physical Therapy students, post-doctorate orthopedic Physical Therapy residents and Physicians in training, and has been an invited speaker for many professional audiences on a variety of orthopedic clinical topics. Paul is dedicated to providing a high level of patient-centered care to get his patients feeling and moving better as quickly as possible. Outside of work Paul enjoys spending time with family, camping, woodworking, and musically as a drum and guitar player.


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota (1995)
Master of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy (PT), College of St. Scholastica (1997)

Professional Certifications

Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine (Cert. MDT), McKenzie Institute, USA (2003)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor (2008)
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)(2012)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section (1995 – Present)