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Physical therapist achieves advanced certification

Brian Gehling, Licensed Physical Therapist, Riverwood Healthcare Center

Brian Gehling, Licensed Physical Therapist, Riverwood Healthcare Center

Brian Gehling, licensed physical therapist at Riverwood Healthcare Center, has achieved a certification in integrated manual therapy (CIMT).

Gehling provides outpatient therapy at Riverwood’s Aitkin campus and has specialized training in connecting the dots to find the source of a patient’s problem and treating the source through the use of manual therapy interventions.

“I treat a wide range of patients who have orthopedic conditions and injuries, including athletes and many post-surgical patients,” Gehling says. “With our large aging population, I also see a fair amount of individuals who are recovering from strokes or simply have strength or balance impairments. It’s extremely gratifying for me to see people recover their strength and abilities again.”

Gehling holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. He is one of six physical therapists on Riverwood’s rehabilitation staff, which also includes a speech therapist, one physical therapy assistant, two occupational therapists, and an occupational therapy assistant.