October Highlight | Physical Therapy Hockey Fellowship

The physical therapy hockey fellowship program is a 1 year fellowship that is a partnership between TRIA, Fairview Health Services, and the University of Minnesota. It is the only hockey physical therapy fellowship in the country. The fellow is employed by Fairview and works as part of their clinics. The fellow spends clinic time with John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OCS at TRIA-Bloomington for hockey-focused rehab as well as limited time with the MN Wild. The fellow also has the opportunity to be an extension to the UMN men’s and women’s hockey athletic training staff and spends 2 practice days each week with both the men’s and women’s Minnesota Gophers teams. Brad Nelson, MD is clinical faculty to the program and provides mentorship throughout the Gopher hockey season. 

The first year of the fellowship was a success and the 2018-2019 fellow had many job opportunities, including offers from professional hockey teams. The 2019-2020 Hockey Physical Therapy Fellow is David Kurbatsky, PT, DPT, CSCS. David came to MN from University of Southern California where he completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency in 2018-2019.

Staff Feature | John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OSC

Name an item you would like to own for yourself or buy for someone? 
A boat, since my family cabin is on an island on Lake of the Woods, Ontario.

Would you share the best advice you have received?
Always make a good first impression. 

What do you consider the greatest technology invention? 
I love to fish, so I would have to say GPS/fish finders that continue to get more high tech.

Current Studies
  IRB Approved Projects:  38
  Data Analysis Phase:  15
  Projects in Development: 17

Special Feature
October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Check out the APTA website link above to learn more!

TRIA Inaugural Physical Therapy Conference held October 25-26, 2019

Innovation is something we do every day at TRIA. We brought together some of the brightest minds in physical therapy for our inaugural TRIA Physical Therapy Conference. Experts discussed common injuries and treatments for young athletes with a special focus on sports specialization and overuse injuries. Thank you to our talented faculty experts and planning committee who made this event possible!

Publications & Presentations

Congratulations to our Physical Therapists for successful presentations at the Inaugural PT Conference!

Ben Maschke, PT TRIA Research Spotlight | Running
Eric Paur, PT TRIA Research Spotlight | Blood Flow Restriction
Chad Kofoed, PT TRIA Research Spotlight | Upper Extremity Functional Test
Terri Chmielewski, PT
Adam Meierbachtol, PT
TRIA Research Spotlight | Psychological Readiness to Return to Play

Opportunity Awaits!

Want to become more involved in research? Join us for an upcoming research meeting located in the TRIA Bloomington Conference Center at PTEC (2nd Floor, Bell Plaza).
  • Sports sub-specialty group/research committee meets the 2nd Monday of every other month at (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) at 4p.m.
  • Shoulder & Sports combined sub-specialty group/research committee meets the 2nd Monday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) at 5p.m.
  • Hand sub-specialty group/research committee meets the 2nd Monday of every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) at 5p.m.
Email: | Vocera: Research Coordinator | Phone: (952) 806-5603
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