Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists - Bring your brain and your hands.
Our primary objective is to deliver physical therapy continuing education to busy clinicians in an evidenced-based, practical manner.  We are CLINICIANS TEACHING CLINICIANS. Those who attend our courses will find that the information presented can be applied easily and effectively into their clinical practice.
 

Instructors 

Jeff Schmidt, PT, OCS, SCS, MTC, Cert. DN 
 
Jeff graduated from St Louis University in 1991, and began working both inpatient and outpatient PT in Fargo, ND. In 2000, he became certified by the University of St. Augustine, FL as a manual therapist and in 2006 he became a certified orthopedic specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In 2011, Jeff became a Sports Certified specialist through the same organization, thus making him the only PT in North Dakota to hold all 3 certifications. He works full time in the clinic and sees exclusively orthopedic and sports medicine clientele. Jeff mentors graduate level DPT students on a regular basis as a clinical instructor. In addition, Jeff is part of the core faculty for Sanford Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program where the first resident began in August, 2012. He has a strong interest in clinical research, with his first study being approved by an IRB in October 2011.  He is the founder and president of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists, LLC, a Physical Therapy education and consulting company established in 2012.
 
Scott Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, Cert. DN
 
Scott graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.  He went on to enter their program in physical therapy and graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy in 2007.  He has been employed as a Physical Therapist Specialist at the Sanford Power Center in Fargo, ND and sees a variety of orthopedic diagnoses with a special emphasis on athletic low back pain.   He has been involved in the development of the Sanford North Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program and is currently a core faculty member.  He is actively involved in the research team as well.   He became an orthopedic certified specialist in 2011 and a sports certified specialist in 2015 as issued by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  His special interests include evaluation and treatment of the spine as well as teaching and mentoring students, residents, and physical therapists.  He is a co-founder of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists, LLC.
 

Chris Kraemer, PT, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSMT

Chris Kraemer is a biomechanically-minded physical therapist, specializing in spinal care, lower extremity biomechanics, orthotics, and manual therapy of the spine and extremities. A North Dakota native, Chris attended the University of North Dakota, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy as well as a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors.  He has been practicing as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist in since that time.  Chris is a master clinician in his field, and was certified as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), in 2013.  He also has been certified through the McKenzie Institute in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (Cert. MDT), and is a certified spinal manual therapist (CSMT), through International Spine & Pain Institute.  He has extensive experience with MedX Lumbar and Cervical evaluation and treatment technologies, as well as practicing an evidence-based approach with therapeutic exercise prescription in order to maximize successful patient outcomes.  He has been instrumental in the treatment of general orthopedics, sports medicine, and industrial rehabilitation for individuals of all ages throughout the Fargo/Moorhead region for nearly 20 years.  Chris is a strong advocate for the physical therapy profession, and has served as the federal affairs liaison and legislative chair for the state of ND for the past 6 years.  He is an owner of Rehabauthority Physical therapy in six locations in the Midwest and practices at RehabAuthority in South Fargo.
Chris is happily married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer.  Together they are the proud parents of three wonderful children.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  Chris is an outdoor enthusiast with specific interests in hunting, fishing, camping, football and vocal music.

To contact Chris by email: chris@rehabauthority.com