Knee Pain

How to Stop Knee Pain and Stiffness – Without Having to Wait to See the Doctor, Without Taking Painkillers, Without Getting Painful Shots and Without Risking Dangerous Surgery.

If you’re living with bad knees, they’re painful, they’re stiff or they ache - it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age,” it’s a bit of “wear and tear,” or that it’s nothing, and it’ll go away on its own.

You can’t quite point your finger on why you’re feeling pain in your knees - but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

If Knee Pain is something that is happening to you, know that YOU’RE NOT ALONE. We hear about Knee Pain all the time! As a matter of fact, Knee Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see at PRO Therapy.

When it comes to dealing with the issue of Knee Pain, everyone we see wants to know:

"Why is This Happening to me?"

or

"Why Am I STILL Suffering With This Knee Pain After Having It For Months?"

Most people think that when they’re suffering with Knee Pain, it will magically go away on its own.

They think that they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic” it’ll be as if the Knee Pain never happened. But in reality, several months later still dealing with that same Knee Pain, and many times it's even worse than when it started!

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see in our physical therapy clinics is that someone visits their Doctor's office, the Doctor suggests to rest for a while, writes a prescription for painkillers, and says to "come back if it's not better in 6 weeks."

Fast forward 6 weeks, and they’re back in the Doctor's office, usually with increased Knee Pain. The Doctor simply recommends a stronger dosage of pain pills and more rest. This is madness and explains why most people just end up "living with" their Knee Pain.

Has That Ever Happened To You?

Maybe you’ve been given different or conflicting advice from so many different people. Maybe you’ve been told not to do this thing because it will only make the pain worse, or maybe to do this stretch because it will make the pain go away.

It’s very confusing to know exactly what to do – and that’s just to avoid making Knee Pain worse!

As a result of all this confusing advice, it often leads people to not do anything at all and put off making a choice about what to do to help fix what is causing their Knee Pain. Even worse than waiting, people are left to just believe this is now a “part of life” – Like it’s completely normal to have this Knee Pain, and it’s “just the way it is.”

Is This How You Feel Too?

If You’re Currently Suffering With Knee Pain, Let Us Tell You Seven Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You hoped it would go away on its own – but it didn’t.
  • You went to your Doctor who recommended “rest” and wrote you a prescription for painkillers - but they did nothing to really fix the problem, they just “masked” the problem, and when the pills wore off, you were back to having the Knee pain.
  • Someone you trust (family member, friend, etc.) told you this was just a way of life, and that everyone your age gets Knee Pain, so you just accepted it.
  • You've tried different healthcare professionals or been to physical therapy clinics in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help you.
  • You bought an “over-the-counter” brace for your Knee, but it didn’t do anything to relieve your pain.
  • You searched the Internet (Google, YouTube, etc.) for different exercises, but either they didn't do anything, or made the Knee Pain worse.
  • You decided to officially “rest” because the Knee was swollen and the pain was so severe, but it’s still a daily problem.

Have any of these things happened to you? Can you relate to any or all of them? We would LOVE to help you! Consider booking a call to talk with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be specifically done to help you.

The fact that you've tried some or all of these things is a good thing! That means we know what doesn't work, and we're closer to finding out what does!

Click the link below to book a call with one of our expert Physical Therapists if you'd like some solid advice about what can be done for your Knee Pain from the comfort of your own home! The call is completely free to you, and there is no risk or obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is simply to help guide you in making the right choice about what to do next for the best.

What can I do to get rid Of My Knee Pain  Quickly?

Well, here are four things you can do:

  • First, you need to make a decision about getting help  There are so many people who put off getting help for so long because they incorrectly think it will spontaneously get better on its own, and “go away with time.” But 6 months down the road find themselves still in pain, still putting up with it, nothing has changed, with the exception that maybe the pain is worse.
  • Do the RIGHT exercises – One of the most helpful things you can do to ease or get rid of your Knee Pain is doing the CORRECT exercises with appropriate progression. These exercises are given to you by one of our expert Physical Therapists. The proper exercises will allow you to again move freely and reduce the pain quickly! They will also make sure the problems don't come back anytime soon (or aggravate your Knee like the wrong exercises can do).
  • Avoid sitting in awkward positions – The truth is, you and I were not designed to sit. When you sit and bend your Knees, you’re putting your Knees in awkward, un-natural positions which Knees aren’t built to be in for too long. Something else that would be helpful, along with hands-on treatments, would be to get personalized strengthening/flexibility exercises that help improve your posture. These can also get you back to healthy and active as quick as possible.
  • Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy  Physical Therapy is proven to help people with Knee Pain. In fact, at PRO Therapy, Knee Pain is one of the more common conditions we see and treat. If your Knee Pain is affecting your ability to do your job, keeping you from being active, threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending time with your loved ones – PRO Therapy can help get you back to doing what you need, want, and love to do quickly!

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at PRO Therapy can help you live with less Knee Pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no risk or obligation, one-on-one, face-to-face session:

Note: Our Free Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are skeptical or nervous about Physical Therapy. We created the Discovery Visit for those who are unsure of its benefits or if it's the right fit for them. If that sounds like you, please start with the Free Discovery Visit option with one of our expert Physical Therapists to find out what's wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

How Can Choosing To Meet With A Physical Therapist at PRO Therapy Help You Ease or Get Rid Of Your Knee Pain?

Here are just a few of things that we at PRO Therapy can do for you:

  • We can help relieve pain and stiffness – usually after just a couple of sessions.
  • We can help figure out what's really going on, get to the root cause of your Knee Pain.
  • We can help get rid of that lack of energy often associated with being in constant pain.
  • We will make sure your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly, and we will give you a set of exercises perfectly catered to you and your Knee issue to help speed up recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to the need for countless pain killers which can be addictive and are no good for your health in the long-term.
  • We can help you get moving and through the day without having to rely on a Knee brace for support.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous Knee surgery and unnecessary injections.
  • We can help keep you out of your Doctor's waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pain pills!
  • We can help get you back to doing the things you need, want, and love to do with family and friends that you hadn't been able to do because of Knee Pain.
  • We can help you get back to walking and going up/down stairs without dull, aching Knee Pain stopping you in your tracks.

Basically, the Physical Therapists at PRO Therapy can get you back to living life to the fullest without the curse or fear of Knee Pain looming over everything you do.

If you're curious about cost or the availability we have at PRO Therapy, please just click below and complete the short form.

Hear From Happy Patients of PRO Therapy

Please enjoy these reviews from other people in pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at PRO Therapy - and left much healthier and happier.

I found PRO Therapy through a Google search. I was looking for a PT near work, and loved the location so I took a chance. I lucked out! I felt an immediate connection with Dr. Spahr when we met and discussed treatment options. He listened to make sure he understood my issues and then formulated a treatment and exercise program that quickly got me back on the path to flexibility and range of motion. I trusted him with some techniques I wasn’t familiar with and was impressed with the results. I’m very happy to know he is a resource I can go back to if needed.
Brenda Hanson
Brenda Hanson
3 years ago
Earlier this spring I fell down my stairs and sprained my ankle. It was not healing quickly so I sought out the help of Dr. Spahr to help me recover. Through a series of modalities he was able to move the healing process along and with each visit my ankle improved! I would highly recommend Dr. Spahr to help you recover from an injury!
Anna Klimmek
Anna Klimmek
4 years ago
After being in a car accident mid June I have since needed a LOT of help and work to get me back to "normal"! Dr. Spahr at PRO Therapy has been a true blessing in disguise. With his unending support and guidance through all of his treatments to rehabilitate me I can't say enough how glad I am that I chose him! He is always making sure I am as comfortable as possible, I know I can communicate anything with him and he does everything he can to accommodate any changes that need to be made with my therapy. From the smile on Whitney's face at the front desk when I enter to the soothing music and warm inviting atmosphere in Dr. Spahr's office I am more than comfortable and know Dr. Spahr is taking the best possible care of me. Thank you Dr. Spahr and PRO Therapy for making this horrible situation as bright as possible! WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!
Christine Wagner
Christine Wagner
4 years ago
Excellent professionals, They take the time to explain, they take the time to listen to you. I would highly recommend them .
RED Krome
RED Krome
a month ago
My experience at PRO Therapy was so positive. I worked with Dr. Schacht and he was extremely helpful as I rehabilitated my shoulder. In the past I have gone to physical therapy offices where there are many patients all at once and you are mostly working independently, however at PRO Therapy you are the only patient there and receive individualized attention and treatment your whole appointment. Dr. Schacht individualized my treatment, and varied it in a way that made sense for my progress. Also, the PRO Therapy receptionist Linda is incredibly kind and helpful and has helped me figure out some major insurance referral issues. The whole staff is patient and dedicate to their patients and I can't recommend them and their practices enough!
Emma Nicosia
Emma Nicosia
a month ago
Ben is an absolutely amazing Physical therapist!!!! I was really happy with my sessions and he always encouraged me to do the workouts i could do and even made sure i wasn't making things worse for my back when i would have done so. He is also just a really good listener! I'll definitely go back if i need more PT! (sorry this is so late ben!)
Stephanie Miller
Stephanie Miller
a month ago
I chose PRO Therapy after a car accident I had in the fall mainly because it was a convenient location. And I am glad I did. The NE location is very convenient and comfortable with easy parking and lots of coffee shops around. I mainly worked with Ben but the whole team was always flexible and willing to work with my travel schedule, etc. to ensure I didn't fall behind. My goal was to ensure that I would get back my fine motor skills and range of motion in my injured arm/wrist. Both Ben and Kevin took the time to listen to my concerns and goals upfront as well as through the process to ensure I was comfortable and consistently making progress. Ben really went above and beyond to make sure that I was able to get back to my normal workout routine. And just recently, after a bit of a billing mistake, Linda and Kevin worked it out to make sure that I wasn't paying late fees- which I really appreciate! All in all, I'm super happy that I chose to work with the PRO Therapy team and have already recommended them to three of my coworkers.
A Esquibel
A Esquibel
2 months ago
I have had to seek out physical therapy several times in the past. I decided to go to PRO Therapy because of the many 5 star ratings it has received.And now I know why they are rated so highly. NEVER have I received such in depth care! From the extensive history taken, to the details like Ben the PT taking notes while we interact during the exercise sessions, I was completely surprised how much individual care I received!I had a meniscal tear and when I told my physician I intended to try physical therapy before starting steroid injections, he was supportive but skeptical.I AM NOW COMPLETELY PAIN FREE. So no injections for the foreseeable future. (A very good thing!)If I ever need PT again, I won’t hesitate to visit Ben at the Northeast location. I heartily recommend them!
Kathy Ames
Kathy Ames
3 months ago
PRO Therapy helped me when my lower back went out on me. Not only did they get me back on feet but provided me the tools to keep my body healthy! I am so grateful to have found them!
Laura Reierson
Laura Reierson
3 months ago
PRO Therapy exceeds all expectations! Ben has a great demeanor and listened to my concerns when he put together my care plan. and his innovative techniques are refreshing Linda, the scheduler is very friendly and works hard to get me the appointments that work with my schedule. I recommend PRO Therapy to anyone who wants or needs physical therapy in all stages of injury.
Lora Hanks
Lora Hanks
3 months ago
I highly recommend Dr Benjamin Schacht. In the past when I had physical therapy the doctor assessed me once and the beginning of my treatment and left it to aides to work with me on exercises. That isn't the case with Dr. Schacht. He has worked with me one on one, not only adding exercises slowly as I've progressed, but also physically manipulating my knee and leg to ease swelling and pain. He is thorough, listens well, and is a pleasure to work with.
Connie Howard
Connie Howard
3 months ago
Both Dr. Ben and Dr. Kevin listened closely when I described my pain and were very driven to heal my achilles tendonitis. I was discharged after getting to about 90% of healing. I have days where my achilles feels close to normal and I think that I'll be able to get back to my achilles baseline with the home exercises that I was given. Both doctors use unique, hands-on treatment modalities, including Graston tools, that brought great relief to my chronic pain. I would absolutely go back to their clinic if need be.
Brittany Brouillette
Brittany Brouillette
3 months ago
ajay s
ajay s
4 months ago
Wonderful experience with Dr Ben following a car accident. He is extremely personable and professional and creates an open and trusting environment. He pays close attention to detail and is comprehensive in his evaluation and care. He was also willing to reach out to other professionals to support my concussion recovery. Best experience I’ve had with a physical therapist. Highly recommend! Also! Scheduling was a breeze with Linda - saved me time and headaches. Much appreciated! - Mariel
Therapeutic Allies
Therapeutic Allies
4 months ago
These guys are great! Been to many different places for PT due to a shoulder injury. PRO Therapy is by far the best. Very hands on, demonstrating the movements and exercises before releasing you on your own. I never felt rushed and Ben answered all my questions. They have all the newest equipment and tools for whatever your PT needs may be. Highly recommend!
Travis Phillips
Travis Phillips
4 months ago
Dr. Ben Schacht was an excellent PT. He helped me recover my ITB syndrome after the Twin Cities Marathon, as well as provided me exercises to work on preventing future injuries. Therapy included exercises, stretching, dry needling, cupping, and soft tissue massage. Would recommend anyone searching for a PT to reach out to Ben!
Matt DiTullio
Matt DiTullio
5 months ago
I've seen Dr. Kevin Spahr for two separate issues. Due to my first experience I opted to have my PT at Protherapy in Coon Rapids after a total replacement of my right knee. His care is top notch. He is dedicated to getting you the best results by tailoring the therapies he uses to your specific needs and is a very caring health professional. I felt very comfortable that my issues were addressed and met. There is nothing cookie cutter about the care received! Thank you Dr. Spahr!
Kara Albrecht
Kara Albrecht
5 months ago
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ben Schacht. After I began to see progress in my injury, coming here was a highlight of my week. Even though I was coming from gymnastics/bodybuilding background, Ben introduced me to so many beneficial exercises and techniques to improve my injury and maintain it for the future. I learned a lot of tips that I am able to implement into my workouts. He created a very comfortable environment and am very grateful for his help. Highly recommend!
Caitlin Sandin
Caitlin Sandin
6 months ago
PRO Therapy has been by far my best physical therapy experience to date, and I will go back in the future if needed. Dr. Ben did a great job listening to my symptoms and goals for recovery. After a few weeks of treatment I was able to run my marathon as planned and without pain! That wouldn't have been possible without Dr. Ben and the PRO Therapy team.
Andrew Dahlen
Andrew Dahlen
6 months ago
I worked with Dr Ben Schacht after a partial knee replacement surgery. I would give Dr Ben extra points if I could and here is why: He is an excellent physical therapist. Ben Listens to my needs. He plans his therapies with a person centered goal. Ben explains every detail of his sessions and he is very knowledgeable of what he does. I tend to ask too many questions and Ben has been patient, humble, positive, caring and helped me set realistic goals. His supportive and compassionate nature helped me through the healing process. I also like his flexibility. I never once felt under pressure to do anything I did not want to do. This just shows the values and integrity of PRO Therapy. I will definitely continue to work with Pro-therapy for any nature of physical therapy in the future. Thanks for letting trust in physical therapy again.
Angie Stensland-Bellefeuille
Angie Stensland-Bellefeuille
6 months ago
I had the pleasure of working both with Kevin and Ben at different stages of my recovery. As an athlete, I understand that sport related injuries take time, dedication and good care. During the first stage of my treatment, Kevin helped me alleviate the pain, recover mobility and rebuild the scaring tissue with Gaston, dry needling, thermal contrasts and stretching exercises. For the second stage, I worked with Ben with the groundwork Kevin laid while strengthening the surrounding muscles. He understood that at that stage, I wasn’t ready to load the surrounding tissue with high intensity, so we worked with a new rehabilitation technique called Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). With it, we were able to rebuild the strength of the injured tissue with low weight, which proved to be a successful therapy as it shortened my recovery time. I fully recommend their practice and would suggest it to anyone in a similar situation.
Lucas Triana lopez
Lucas Triana lopez
7 months ago
Phenomenal results after rehabbing from a car injury. Dr. Ben was exactly what I was looking for. Each Doctor has integrity and they are extremely well-rounded. Ben did an extremely good job of being methodical in the creation and implementation of a successful program, to get me back on track. He paid great attention to detail and is a very personable individual. I highly recommend for anyone seeking an excellent P.T. provider.
Nick Erickson
Nick Erickson
7 months ago
If you’re looking for a PT, ProTherapy is the place to go! 4 weeks before the TC Marathon I began to have bilateral Achilles pain that brought me to my knees. I could barely walk let alone run. I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Kevin Spahr at the Coon Rapids location. Our goal was to get me to the starting line.. I saw him twice a week for 3 weeks before the race, and at our last session I was amazed at how great they felt. I am happy to say that not only did I make it to the starting line, I made it to the finish line too!! With NO pain whatsoever. Dr. Spahr is simply the best. He listened to my concerns, my goals and ultimately is a big part of how I finished. If you’re looking for a PT, I can’t recommend ProTherapy enough.
ashley myers
ashley myers
7 months ago
Both Dr. Spahr and Dr. Schacht were incredibly helpful with my return to sport program after ACL reconstructive surgery. I went to them during months 7-9 in my recovery process to help relieve swelling, diagnose other deficiencies (my ankle and hip were compensating for my knee), and get some more exercises to work on strengthening my leg and confidence. I really feel like they listened to me and tailored my recovery process to my specific goals (returning to playing ultimate frisbee). If I were to have further complications or another injury in the future, I would not hesitate to return.
Tony Poletto
Tony Poletto
8 months ago
Kevin is such a great provider!! I had severe back pain form an auto accident that was complicated by a pregnancy. Kevin helped me get back to the point where I could exercise again and regain my back strength. Kevin is a smart, nice guy who will work with you until you have a solution to your injuries. I also highly recommend the dry needling. It helped me immensely.
D. Marsh
D. Marsh
9 months ago
PRO Therapy was great! Both Ben and Kevin were invested in helping me recover from various injuries. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for physical therapy no matter what the issue may be.
Lexi Schuder
Lexi Schuder
9 months ago
I worked with Dr. Ben Schacht. He worked with me on an issue with my foot and also my knees. He did a top notch job and designed a personalized physical therapy plan for me that worked great. Dr. Schacht also provided hands on therapy to the area which aided in my recovery even more. I could tell he truly wanted me to feel better and be able to live my life pain free once again. I give PRO Therapy a strong 5/5 and will be using them again should any more issues arise.
Trent McKenzie
Trent McKenzie
9 months ago
Katherine Behrens
Katherine Behrens
10 months ago
Toni Lyrenmann
Toni Lyrenmann
10 months ago
Great physical therapy location in NE! Both therapists are amazing, I mostly worked with Ben. Great care - highly recommend!
Erika Sass
Erika Sass
10 months ago
These guys are the best! I had some nagging shoulder and back pain that had persisted for a while and after seeing these guys consistently for a few months I am doing so much better. Dr. Spahr and Dr. Schacht both truly care about their patients and are willing to try new/different science-based techniques when applicable. They have always been willing to answer any questions I had regarding fitness, nutrition, and just general well being. I was actually a little saddened upon finishing treatment as I truly enjoyed my time here.
Luke Schlosser
Luke Schlosser
11 months ago
My experience with Dr. Ben was excellent. He provided knowledgeable care, has a great personality and I would recommend him to anybody. I feel like the therapy provided great results. Thank you!
Thea Anderson
Thea Anderson
11 months ago
Dr. Ben Schacht took an entirely new approach to my back pain that many in the past completely overlooked, and had very positive results. I have been spasm free since beginning my therapy. I would highly recommend Dr. Schacht and PRO Therapy.
Sally Franke
Sally Franke
12 months ago
Dr. Spahr is fantastic. His therapies have reduced my pain and improved my quality of life. I’m very grateful for finding his practice.
Margery A
Margery A
12 months ago
I reached out to PRO Therapy for treatment related to TMJ, and couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Ben has been excellent to work with, and does a great job of explaining everything. I highly recommend this clinic!
Tony Verga
Tony Verga
a year ago
I would highly recommend Dr. Kevin and Dr. Ben. They are both incredibly knowledge and friendly. I originally got PT at Park Nicolette for ongoing knee issues I was having. Park Nicolette cut me loose after a month or so declaring me fit even though I was still experiencing issues with both knees.After much search, googling, and vetting, I landed on PRO Therapy and it was a great experience. They took the time to diagnose me and set me up with a holistic recovery plan that included treating the acute pain I was experiencing, strength training, stretching, and other exercises to give me the best outcomes. I'm a life long athlete and an incredibly grateful to be running and biking again. My main goal was to be able to be able to run 3 miles again by the time my daughter was born and they got me their and beyond. Best PT experience I've had some college athletics. Give em a try!
Evan Uribe
Evan Uribe
a year ago
Tim Hanks
Tim Hanks
a year ago
Ella Robson
Ella Robson
a year ago
The physical therapists are excellent! They set your plan according to what your lifestyle demands. They bring industry best practices and the latest technology to your program so you can get back to a full, normal life. The staff gets to know you on a personal level and make you feel at home while providing top-notch care. The receptionist is such a joy to talk to and helps get you started on your recovery process.
Ryan Holmbeck
Ryan Holmbeck
a year ago
Jennifer Clement
Jennifer Clement
a year ago
Dr. Kevin and Dr. Ben truly understand the difference between just treating an injury and understanding the full scope of the patient they are working to help heal. I have had the unlucky privilege of having multiple surgeries through my athletic career and have experienced a number of PT and rehab specialists. When my daughter experienced her first true injury in HS soccer, we were referred to Dr. Kevin and Ben from our Chiropractor. To say their support and service is great, is a tremendous understatement. The custom care they provide, the cutting edge treatment and depth of knowledge has allowed my daughter to recover at a much faster rate than I expected. We had a timeline for a hamstring injury to heal up and they were able to help that healing advance, getting my daughter back ahead of expectations. They are diligent, caring and very genuine, their support staff work with your schedule and communicate to help you find times that work. They have two locations. CR and Mpls, both of which absolutely get the job done. I highly recommend Dr. Kevin and Dr. Ben, two very high caliber individuals who treat you and get to truly know you.
RT Taylor
RT Taylor
a year ago
I have been working with Kevin for a little under a year for an injury with my foot. The first day I was amazed on how hands on he was. In the office he tried many different treatments and they all helped me immensely. I'm so happy that I went to him for physical therapy. Some physical therapists just give you excersies and that's all you do. Kevin goes so much more in depth. If it wasn't for Kevin I don't think I would've gotten back to 100% as quickly as I did.
Macy Hanks
Macy Hanks
a year ago
Dr Kevin Spahr helped me to be pain free and return to my normal exercise program confident in preventing any further injury. He is an excellent and caring clinician. I highly recommend him!
Deb Lane
Deb Lane
a year ago
Great experience getting therapy for tendonitis from Dr. Kevin Spahr! He provides expertise in the latest therapies (manual adjustment, Graston technique, taping) and guidance in rehabilitative exercise until I was healed. He tailors his approach to the needs of each patient -- no cookie cutter approach here!
Julie Cox
Julie Cox
a year ago
Dr Spahr made a huge difference in my neck and back pain, after struggling for 4 years after an MVA. He gave me a free 45 min phone consult as I gathered information about his program. I started with him with confidence that he could help me. What makes him different is his hands on therapy using many techniques such as graston, cupping, long needling, electro-stim, and kinesiology tape. He was always very kind, caring and professional! I would highly recommend him! KW
Kendra Wright
Kendra Wright
a year ago
5 Star review for Kevin!!! He came up with a plan for my “pains”, worked on them and now I feel great! A friend recommended him to me, and I highly recommend PRO Therapy to anyone who needs PT.
Boyd Johnson
Boyd Johnson
a year ago
I highly recommend Dr. Spahr for your physical therapy needs. He’s extremely knowledgeable, patient-focused, professional in all ways, and a gifted problem solver. He not only welcomes feedback, but he routinely asks for it, so he can best address your needs and build on where you’re seeing progress. He also takes the business side of his therapy practice seriously, providing an impressively smooth customer service experience. I needed therapy for a complicated running injury, and my recovery progressed in a timely fashion with his help.
Matthew Palkert
Matthew Palkert
a year ago
Hands down, Dr. Kevin Spahr is amazing. He helped me work through my recovery after surgery. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the body, knows where in therapy we were able to push it and where to take it easy, was fun to talk to, and is just a good human being. I'd highly recommend him! You won't be disappointed!
Bob Hinrichs
Bob Hinrichs
a year ago
Definitely the best physical therapist around. Dr. Spahr works with integrative therapies & shows a holistic understanding of the body's healing process. He listens well to the body's capacities & mindfully supports forward progress with a delightful variety of traditional tools & time-honored practices. What a gift to have such thorough guidance & nurturance in my healing! Thanks so much, Dr. Spahr!
Phlaurel Possible
Phlaurel Possible
a year ago
Physical therapy can be hit or miss. With PRO Therapy, you get a hit every time. Dr. Spahr knows everything about tendons, ligaments, and muscles and how these make your life miserable or healthy. Dr. Spahr will also explain to you what he’s doing for you and why. Live in pain no more, give PRO Therapy a call
Neil Brackett
Neil Brackett
a year ago
Came to Dr. Spahr and PRO Therapy 5 months post UCL reconstruction (Tommy John). His attention to detail in every aspect of the rehab process as well as manual therapy is second to none. He truly cares about his patients and each protocol is specific to each person! I felt very at home and trusted his practices to get me healthy and on the right path to success!
Tony Grabowske
Tony Grabowske
a year ago
(Steve) Dr Spahr is great with his clients and works well with them. He is extremely caring about the clients well being Highly recommend
Loren Vanderhoff
Loren Vanderhoff
a year ago
Great location and Dr Spahr is an exceptional PT I strongly recommend this place and PT Steve
Loren Vanderhoff
Loren Vanderhoff
a year ago
I have been seeing Dr. Kevin Spahr for my PT and have nothing but great things to say about him. He is very attentive and interested in my situation. His goal has been to help me with the best plan for success to better health. I would sincerely recommend him or his team if you are looking for great care. Thank you Kevin!!!!!
Nancy Hirsch
Nancy Hirsch
a year ago
Kevin was always friendly. He communicated clearly about my plan, current and future expectations for treatment success, and what I needed to do to promote my own recovery. I have referred others to him and would see him again for treatment.
Kara Foner
Kara Foner
a year ago
I had chronically dislocated my shoulder for 8 years. After working with Dr. Spahr I believe that I may never dislocate my shoulder again.
Kirstie Barton
Kirstie Barton
a year ago
I am 100% Satisfied with PRO Therapy! I have been going to chiropractors for nearly 20 years for ongoing low-back issues and they just treated my acute symptoms. Dr. Spahr fixed the issue that was causing my low back symptoms in a few months. He uses a variety of treatment methods that were tailored to my individual needs; he truly cares about his patients and is a great teacher as well! Thank you!
Holly Gustav
Holly Gustav
2 years ago
Kevin was the best physical therapist I have ever worked with. He is a true professional not only in his approach to his craft, but also in his ability to truly listen to his patients. Kevin treated me as an equal and worked collaboratively with me to find the treatments that would work best for me to return to my prior level of function. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Patrick Giblin
Patrick Giblin
2 years ago
I highly recommend Dr. Kevin Spahr. I recently had knee replacement surgery and wanted PT close to home. I want the best treatments and providers for everything in my life and I do a lot of research. I had heard, even from surgeons, that independent physical therapists are often better than in-house clinics because of the personal attention you get. Dr. Spahr is personable, professional, and has just the right touch about how far to push when it comes to pain threshold that always comes with physical therapy. I am now seven weeks post op and have full range of motion. Next week I am having the other knee replaced and have already scheduled Dr. Spahr for physical therapy for that one.
al porter
al porter
2 years ago
After injuring my back at work, I had constant, debilitating pain in my low back and leg. I sought help from Dr. Kevin Spahr at PRO Therapy and it was one of the best decisions I have made. Dr. Spahr is not like other physical therapists, who see you for 15 minutes, show you some exercises, and send you on your way. Dr. Spahr is patient, takes his time with you, listens to your concerns, and is extremely knowledgable and passionate about his work and truly cares about your well being. Dr. Spahr has helped me decrease my pain and improve my quality of life. I am happy to recommend Dr. Spahr to anyone and everyone because he truly is the best.
Sydney LaVelle
Sydney LaVelle
2 years ago
Dr Spahr exceeded all my expectations of what physical therapy could be. He had expert knowledge of how to help my broken clavicle injury go from extremely limited to ready for the weight room. This was my first time with physical therapy and I was impressed that Dr. Spahr was always prepared for our sessions, clearly worked me through my exercises, continuously listened to my concerns, and employed varied methods of healing including cupping, Grayston techniques, and taping. While bone growth has lagged behind, my soft tissue and muscular recovery has excelled under his guidance. He really knew what to look for in my shoulder and was able to give me specific moves that successfully corrected my issues. Plus, he's just a good, down to earth guy. I go to the Benessere location and find his practice and the others at that site complement each other while feeling more human than other corporate settings.
Erik Paulson
Erik Paulson
2 years ago
Dr. Spahr offers some of the best physical therapy and that isn't just limited to my experience in the twin cities. As an individual who has needed PT multiple times, I can say that my therapy with Dr. Spahr has been the best of any I have recieved. Can't stress enough how great my experience was.
Dillon Hebert
Dillon Hebert
2 years ago
I have been having an issue for about three years and have tried a few different treatments. I was referred to Dr. Kevin by another therapist. Dr. Kevin was able to analyze my problem and has put together a treatment program that has been very successful. I've been seeing Dr. Kevin for a couple months now and he has been able to take care of the problems I was having. I highly recommend his services.
debra redmann
debra redmann
2 years ago
I have been having an issue for about three years and have tried a few different treatments. I was referred to Kevin by another therapist. Kevin was able to analyze my problem and has put together a treatment program that has been very successful. I've been seeing Kevin for a couple months now and he has been able to take care of the problems I was having. I highly recommend his services.
debra redmann
debra redmann
2 years ago
Quite impressed, actually. I was experiencing some chronic lower back pain. Went to an Urgent Care facility where they prescribed physical therapy. I was referred to Kevin at PRO Terapy by my trusted chiropractor. I met with Kevin and his initial interview and analysis was extremely thorough. It is now three weeks and based on his analysis and treatment suggestions, I am stunningly pain free. Didn't think I would ever be this way without the surgery two different back doctors suggested. My deepest gratitude.
Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan
2 years ago
Dr.Spahr was very knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful. I appreciated that he went beyond traditional exercise techniques and was willing to try as many techniques as necessary to get the most out of our time. Throughout the process he was always conscientious of how things were going, checking in with me and asking for feedback.
Chloe Britzius
Chloe Britzius
2 years ago
First physical therapist I've been to and boy did it help. After trying multiple chiropractors I decided to try out PT. Kevin quickly came up with a plan of action to help deal and heal with my pain. Multiple techniques to try from, and willing to work with you. I highly recommend Dr. Spahr for anyone who is hesitant to try physical therapy!
Thomas Pierson
Thomas Pierson
2 years ago
Dr. Spahr is very personable, knowledgeable, and inquisitive. He consistently asks for feedback and input to determine how best to customize treatment for your individual needs.His easy-going manner makes working with him enjoyable and comfortable, and if you ask why and how he is doing something, he willingly provides information to help you understand the process of healing and strengthening your body.For me, the Downtown Minneapolis location is fantastic, and they validate parking in the tunnel-connected parking ramp across the street.5-stars! You can't go wrong =)
Tim Fairbanks
Tim Fairbanks
2 years ago
I have nothing but good things to say about my PT with Dr. Kevin Spahr. As a patient who suffers from Fibromyalgia and other muscle pain at times, this by far was the best PT I have ever had. The new techniques Dr. Spahr used were so helpful and the simple yet very important changes to how I perform everyday tasks were so helpful with daily living..I would refer anyone who is suffering and in need of some meaningful Physical Therapy to give Dr. Spahr at PRO Therapy a chance. It may be the best thing you have ever done for yourself.
Sandy Retka
Sandy Retka
2 years ago
I took a chance on this clinic because it was close to my house and the reviews were excellent; boy am I glad I did! By far the best PT experience I have ever had. Dr. Spahr effectively doubled the range of motion in my wrist within two months. He is a fantastic PT whom I would highly recommend to anybody. He is highly personable and seems eager to grow his business through patient satisfaction and outstanding care. Also just a generally kind, good person. Simply cannot recommend highly enough.
Curtis Lee Fincher
Curtis Lee Fincher
2 years ago
I had knee replacement surgery and I heard about Protherapy from a high school friend on Facebook who works with Dr Spahr and recommended him for PT. I had some therapy appointments already set up after leaving the hospital with the local clinic but decided to give Dr Spahr a call. At the appointment, we talked about my surgery, my history with previous knee surgeries and therapies, what my Orthopedist said and my expectations. I cancelled the other clinic appts and continued with Dr Spahr. He listened to my questions and concerns and explained each exercise and treatment as to what it was doing for me. I had some complications from the knee surgery and Dr Spahr made adjustments to my therapy specific to my needs. His 2 locations made it very easy to fit therapy appointments into my schedule and I was able to complete my all my recommended sessions I highly recommend Dr Spahr, my new knee is fully functional and there is no painAmanda K
Amanda Kowal
Amanda Kowal
3 years ago
Dr. Spahr is great! Worked with him with some back and leg issues I’ve had for years, and thought I would have for the rest of my life. He clearly works very hard to stay current and is constantly educating himself on new technologies and techniques, and it shows. I saw him for several months and my back and leg pain is completely gone. It’s also really nice that he works in the same office with a fantastic chiropractor and massage therapists, so it’s really a one-stop shop. Don’t waste your time with other physical therapists. I’ve seen a lot of them. He’s the best.
Allison Stivland
Allison Stivland
3 years ago
I had a fantastic experience at PRO Therapy! Dr. Spahr is very personable and professional. I'm grateful for his consideration of patient needs and goals. Plus, he really knows his stuff! We were able to utilize many new avenues of physical therapy to fully alleviate pain and get me back to 100% before my busy work season. I strongly recommend checking this place out.
TJ Gouker
TJ Gouker
3 years ago
Made a world of difference in my recovery. Coon Rapids location has gym equipment I used to speed my recovery.!
Darin Rorman
Darin Rorman
3 years ago
Dr Spahr is the best! Not only did he provide excellent care to relieve my lower back pain, he also made sure I had the tools and knowledge to mitigate any future injury. He carefully explained what he was doing during each appointment, always checking in to make sure I understood the process. He is an utmost professional, very knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend him for any physical therapy needs.
Deanna Arce
Deanna Arce
3 years ago
I'm so thankful for Dr. Spahr's help in my recovering after my wrist surgery. I felt Dr. Spahr truly cared about my progress which made me work harder to keep up with exercises and stretches. I can honestly say that my strength and flexibility in my wrist would not be where it is at today without his support!
Liz Hatfield
Liz Hatfield
3 years ago
My experience at PRO Therapy was absolutely incredible. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
Lee R
Lee R
3 years ago
pain relief and a pleasant experience; recommended
ed anderson
ed anderson
3 years ago
After experiencing some rather intense pain in both my hands and wrists for the better part of 3 years, and trying a wide range of stretches and exercises to no avail, I was worried the pain would stay with me indefinitely, and potentially get worse. Upon reviewing my case, asking questions, and evaluating my condition in person, Dr. Spahr came up with a regiment of office treatments and home exercises that began producing noticeable results almost immediately. I saw major improvements after only 2 or 3 visits (about a month), and felt a relief in pain and stiffness to a degree I hadn't felt in years. On top of that, Dr. Spahr was a pleasure to work with during office visits. Highly knowledgeable, attentive, considerate, and an all-around good dude. Can't recommend his practice enough!
Josh Porter
Josh Porter
3 years ago
As my first experience with physical therapy, Dr. Spahr truly listened and tailored the sessions to fit my needs. I felt very comfortable and that our weekly sessions were spent as best they could to maximize my results, and I was feeling better after only one month. I highly recommend PRO Therapy!
Lisa Kalis
Lisa Kalis
3 years ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I came to Dr. Spahr for PT post-surgery on my right shoulder (bankart repair, remplissage). Having dislocated my shoulder 5 times over the course of 4 years, I am no stranger to physical therapy—and Dr. Spahr is undoubtedly the best therapist I’ve seen. My first PT session post-surgery was NOT with Dr. Spahr—I had one session at the same orthopedic center my surgery was performed (a well-known facility in the Twin Cities area), and the therapist there put me through a routine that I wasn’t supposed to experience for about 2-months post-surgery. I was not happy. After my first session with Dr. Spahr, I knew I had found the right therapist to support my recovery. Dr. Spahr earned my trust immediately by explaining his technique thoroughly, being extremely gentle and clearly demonstrating extensive clinical knowledge. Dr. Spahr is so obviously passionate about what he does, and he stays informed on current literature, performs complementary techniques (Graston, cupping, dry needling, taping), and seeks ways to continuously improve his practice. Furthermore, he’s just an all-around nice guy who shows compassion for his patients, while remaining extremely professional. Recovering from surgery is tough enough—it makes a huge difference to be in the care of a patient, friendly and highly competent therapist. I’ve been seeing Dr. Spahr for 8 months and plan on continuing PT with him to further improve my strength and range of motion.
Chelsea Chung
Chelsea Chung
3 years ago
I was experiencing chronic pain that had compromised my lifestyle. I made an appointment with Dr. Spahr and after an initial consultation and some simple exercises Dr. Spahr pinpointed the problem. Some simple therapy was performed which included Graston and taping along with a program to do some home stretching and the results have been very good. Dr. Spahr is very professional, extremely well educated and with the current services provided at The Clinic and Gym completes the vision that Dr. Harrison envisioned years ago. I strongly urge you to meet with Dr. Spahr for all your physical therapy needs.
jon Scalzo
jon Scalzo
3 years ago
I injured my knee on a ski trip and after about six weeks of limited progress, I knew I needed to see someone to help me get back to 100%. I had never been to a physical therapist and wasn't sure what to expect. Dr. Spahr did a great job explaining what the treatments would be like and approximately how long I would need to go. After about 6 weeks I was back up and running and even skiing again! My knee feels like nothing happened to it, definitely at 100%. I would recommend anyone I know to Dr. Spahr not only for his expertise but also because he is very personable. Thanks Dr. Spahr!
Laura Hahn
Laura Hahn
3 years ago
Amy Melquist
Amy Melquist
3 years ago
Doctor Spahr effectively identified the source of my lower back pain and designed a treatment plan that fit my needs, brought my pain level down after each visit, and actually worked to solve the problem. He provided me with at-home exercises and spent our therapy sessions working on cupping and graston techniques. I really appreciated this approach because I felt immediate relief after each visit, and had exercises that I could do on my own time to continue making noticeable progress. The care he provided adapted to fit my needs each week, and I could tell that he genuinely cared about my wellbeing. If I need physical therapy treatment in the future, I will definitely seek out Doctor Spahr.
Katie Smith
Katie Smith
3 years ago
Dr. Spahr exceeded my expectations. First and foremost he is a great guy who cares about his patients and wants to help improve their quality of life. He is super knowledgeable and uses techniques that go above and beyond the "standard treatment" that you will get at most other PT clinics. He talks you through each appointment about what he is doing, why he is doing it and what the goals of the treatment are.Best PT I have been to. Highly recommended.
Cale Brakke
Cale Brakke
3 years ago
Daphne
Daphne
3 years ago
Dr. Spahr quickly diagnosed my issues and set me on the path to recovery and I could not have been more satisfied. He is engaging and talks to you in layperson terms, while remaining professional and clearly demonstrating his knowledge of the subject. Would highly recommend PRO Therapy for any of your PT needs.
Chris Nietupski
Chris Nietupski
3 years ago
Dr. Spahr, was awesome; he used a lot of different modalities to help me with a chronic condition. He took time with me and it was obvious he cared. Great experience.
Robin Meneguzzo
Robin Meneguzzo
3 years ago
I worked with Dr. Spahr on some shoulder issues I'd been having, and I can't say enough good things about the guy. He was patient, well informed, and professional during my four appointments, and got my shoulder back to feeling great way faster than I had expected. As a future fellow health care provider I really respected the dedication he had to his field and his patients, and will be referring friends and family to him for their needs!
Layton Mikkalson
Layton Mikkalson
3 years ago
Professional, friendly and effective ... collaborated very well with referring doctor ... clearly explained home exercises to supplement in-office therapy. All in all, a good experience and I would recommend Dr. Kevin Spahr
Lou Burdick
Lou Burdick
3 years ago
I would highly recommend Dr. Spahr to anyone who is looking for a top quality rehab experience. I had an excellent time working with him on my recovery after PCL surgery. In the 8 months that I had regular appointments with him, I reached milestones such as walking and jogging much earlier than expected and made very fast progress overall. Dr. Spahr was very supportive along the way and always took the time to answer all of my questions in depth. He was patient and deeply cared about the quality of my experience. I am very happy to be active again!
Maddy Hinojos
Maddy Hinojos
3 years ago
Our 11 year old daughter hurt her arm in a fall in gym class. The injury was not healing as it should and she was dealing with pain daily. After just a couple of sessions with Dr. Spahr, there was noticeable improvement, and soon the arm had healed completely. Dr. Spahr was terrific with our daughter, explained everything thoroughly, was never pushy about treatment, and the results were everything we had hoped for. I would recommend Dr. Spahr and PRO Therapy to anyone. He is fantastic!
Sara ORourke
Sara ORourke
3 years ago
I found PRO Therapy through a Google search. I was looking for a PT near work, and loved the location so I took a chance. I lucked out! I felt an immediate connection with Dr. Spahr when we met and discussed treatment options. He listened to make sure he understood my issues and then formulated a treatment and exercise program that quickly got me back on the path to flexibility and range of motion. I trusted him with some techniques I wasn’t familiar with and was impressed with the results. I’m very happy to know he is a resource I can go back to if needed.
Brenda Hanson
Brenda Hanson
3 years ago
Earlier this spring I fell down my stairs and sprained my ankle. It was not healing quickly so I sought out the help of Dr. Spahr to help me recover. Through a series of modalities he was able to move the healing process along and with each visit my ankle improved! I would highly recommend Dr. Spahr to help you recover from an injury!
Anna Klimmek
Anna Klimmek
4 years ago
After being in a car accident mid June I have since needed a LOT of help and work to get me back to "normal"! Dr. Spahr at PRO Therapy has been a true blessing in disguise. With his unending support and guidance through all of his treatments to rehabilitate me I can't say enough how glad I am that I chose him! He is always making sure I am as comfortable as possible, I know I can communicate anything with him and he does everything he can to accommodate any changes that need to be made with my therapy. From the smile on Whitney's face at the front desk when I enter to the soothing music and warm inviting atmosphere in Dr. Spahr's office I am more than comfortable and know Dr. Spahr is taking the best possible care of me. Thank you Dr. Spahr and PRO Therapy for making this horrible situation as bright as possible! WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!
Christine Wagner
Christine Wagner
4 years ago
Excellent professionals, They take the time to explain, they take the time to listen to you. I would highly recommend them .
RED Krome
RED Krome
a month ago
My experience at PRO Therapy was so positive. I worked with Dr. Schacht and he was extremely helpful as I rehabilitated my shoulder. In the past I have gone to physical therapy offices where there are many patients all at once and you are mostly working independently, however at PRO Therapy you are the only patient there and receive individualized attention and treatment your whole appointment. Dr. Schacht individualized my treatment, and varied it in a way that made sense for my progress. Also, the PRO Therapy receptionist Linda is incredibly kind and helpful and has helped me figure out some major insurance referral issues. The whole staff is patient and dedicate to their patients and I can't recommend them and their practices enough!
Emma Nicosia
Emma Nicosia
a month ago
Ben is an absolutely amazing Physical therapist!!!! I was really happy with my sessions and he always encouraged me to do the workouts i could do and even made sure i wasn't making things worse for my back when i would have done so. He is also just a really good listener! I'll definitely go back if i need more PT! (sorry this is so late ben!)
Stephanie Miller
Stephanie Miller
a month ago
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