Physical Therapist Kevin Spahr, DPT

Dr. Kevin Spahr, Minneapolis, MN Physical Therapist, understands that each patient is unique when it comes to injury and disease management.  “The complexity of our bodies requires detailed examination and critical thinking to develop a care plan specific for each patient.”  Dr. Spahr places high priority on customized treatment plans to help you reach your personal goals.

Dr. Kevin Spahr, originally from Winona, MN, completed his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s University in his hometown. After graduation, he moved up to the Twin Cities metro area in 2005 to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at St. Catherine University School of Health in Minneapolis, MN.

My love and dedication to the world of physical therapy world began at a young age dealing with personal injuries sustained in sports.  My passion in life has always been to help others, and a physical therapist is the career path I chose.  My focus is on you.  My goal is to keep you happy and healthy.

In his free time, Dr. Spahr enjoys spending time with his wife (Liz), dogs (Mia & Ellie), family and friends when not in the clinic. He also enjoys staying active, exercising and the outdoors.


Dr. Spahr's Philosophy is Simple

Dr. Spahr delivers a Triple Aim approach to preventative & rehabilitative healthcare services offered to patients:

  • Great Care – Measurable High Quality Patient Outcomes
  • Great Service – An Exceptional Patient Experience
  • Great Value – Lower Total Episodic Cost of Care

Physical Therapy is Always Evolving

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.”

Dr. Spahr has extensive expertise in post-surgical rehab, work-related injuries, sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents. He has clinical experience in treating all regions of the body including neck, back, shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip, knee, and ankle/foot orthopedic conditions. He also values the multi-disciplinary approach patients have as a choice to meet their health and well-being goals at Benessere Body in Balance.


Professional Development/Involvement:

Certifications

  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • Certified Graston Technique Practitioner
  • Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
  • Certified Wellness Coach (CWC)
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach (FNC)
  • Certified Corporate Wellness Coach (CCWC)

Continuing Education Pathway

  • Strength and Conditioning (CSCS)
  • Spinal Manipulation (Cert. SMT)
  • Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic)
  • Advanced Ergonomics (CEES/CWCE)
  • Advanced Orthopedics (OCS)

Professional Experience:

  • PRO Therapy, Minneapolis, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics/Corporate Health
  • North Suburban Healthcare, Coon Rapids, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Interim Healthcare, Roseville, MN - Home Care
  • On Call Clinicians, St. Louis Park, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics/Transitional Care Rehabilitation
  • Blankenheim Services, Appleton, WI - Corporate Health
  • Methodist Hospital - Park Nicollet Health System, St. Louis Park, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics

Clinical Experience:

  • Fairview - Institute of Athletic Medicine - University Orthopedics, Minneapolis, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Allina/Sister Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy Center, Cottage Grove, MN - Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, Minneapolis, MN - Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Amery Regional Medical Center, Amery, WI - General Practice
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center, Princeton, MN - Acute Care/Outpatient Orthopedics

Integrated Clinical Education:

  • Courage Center (Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center)
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center (Intensive Care Unit)
  • Methodist Hospital (Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wound Care)
  • VA Medical Center (Amputee & Prosthetics)
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital (Acute Care)
  • The Colony (Transitional Care Rehabilitation)
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Outpatient Orthopedics)
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Inpatient Rehabilitation)

Education:

  • St. Catherine University School of Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT - Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, BA - Winona, MN