Institute for Athletic Medicine


Suite 300
14101 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Appointments: 612-672-7100
Clinic: 952-892-2650
Fax: 952-892-2654


Monday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tues 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thurs 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Treatments Available

Most back problems result from cumulative stress, muscle weakness, and poor posture and body mechanics. Unless the underlying causes of low back problems are addressed, the risk of re-injury remains high.

Blood flow restriction (BFR) training utilizes a personalized tourniquet system (PTS) to partially restrict blood flow to the working muscle while fully restricting blood flow back to the heart for a short period of time during low-intensity exercise.

Dry needling is a skilled intervention in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points, tendons, ligaments, or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in musculoskeletal conditions. It is used to treat dysfunctions in muscle, connective tissue and diminish nociceptive (pain) input. Our specifically trained providers will use dry needling, in conjunction with exercises and other interventions, to get you better, faster, and back to the things you love to do.

Our team of physical therapists has specialized training to help you understand and take control of your diabetes and related conditions and reduce the impact of these conditions through improved physical activity.
Our hand therapists provide specialized rehabilitation of the upper limb including the hand, wrist and elbow following injury, disease or surgery. Our therapists work closely with you and your doctor to design a program to help you live life as fully as possible.
Our physical therapists are trained to treat problems that occur with the joints and muscles of the jaw. They can help to identify the painful structures, address the problem areas, and retrain the muscles to work together. Our trained providers use a combination of treatment techniques to address your pain.
Manual therapy has been shown to be an important aspect of your overall plan of care. In comparisons of those individuals who are prescribed exercise alone versus those who also receive manual therapy, the group receiving both often has better outcomes. Our providers pair manual therapy with exercises and patient education to quickly best treat your condition and get you back to the things you love to do.
Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is a philosophy of care which involves active patient involvement and education. It is an evidenced based approach that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for neck, back and extremity problems. MDT’s key distinction is the initial assessment component – a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan.
Many things can affect the overall health of the pelvic floor in men, often resulting in pain and/or dysfunction. Signs and symptoms may include muscular weakness resulting in loss of urine or bowel control, pelvic pain, testicular/scrotal pain, tailbone pain or erectile dysfunction. Pain can even appear in other parts of the body, and this affects how your body reacts. Many do not recognize that the overall health of the pelvic floor can affect all sorts of bodily functions.
The Institute for Athletic Medicine is dedicated to meeting the distinctive health care needs of artists, performers and musicians. The Musicians Program offers specialized exercise programs to help treat and prevent problems. Our therapists work with you and your physician to develop an exercise and treatment program tailored to your needs, to get you back to the stage.
Next Step is a five-week 10-session sports rehabilitation program that bridges the gap between in-clinic sports injury rehabilitation and return to high-intensity sport activities.
Physical therapy is at the core of what our team does each and every day. Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who treat people for muscle, bone and joint conditions that limit their ability to move and perform activities in their daily lives or in sports. Physical therapy is used to help people return to work and play after an injury, surgery, or illness.
Pilates is a method of body conditioning that uses a unique system of strengthening, stretching and breathing to develop the powerhouse, or “core” of the body: abdominals, low back, gluteals and supporting muscle groups that include inner and outer thighs, pelvic floor and the upper back.
Most runners have a few simple goals: Run better. Run farther. Run faster. Run without pain. At the Institute for Athletic Medicine, our running program experts understand these goals. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or training to prevent one, our running specialists help you stay in top form.

Osteoarthritis and cartilage breakdown in the knee and hip can result in mild to severe joint pain. Unloader bracing can take pressure off your knee or hip joint to reduce pain and allow you to return to the activities you enjoy.

The thrower's injury program aims to return injured athletes to their sport at or above their previous level of performance. With an understanding of the unique mechanical requirements of throwing, physical therapists develop an individualized return-to-throwing program to improve strength, mobility and throwing mechanics to prevent further injury. The return to peak performance requires involvement of coaches, athletic trainers and parents.
Changes in a woman’s body brought about by pregnancy, aging or illness often result in discomfort, loss of mobility and lifestyle changes. Pelvic pain and dysfunction may occur throughout all stages of a woman’s life. The Women’s Health Program at the Institute for Athletic Medicine offers specialized physical therapy and exercise programs to help treat or prevent these problems. Our physical therapists work with you and your physician to develop an exercise and treatment program tailored to your needs, including access to education materials for home use.

Meet Our Care Team