Donald Darling PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Don Portrait 8x10Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, EIM Institute, 2012
  • Master’s in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Institute of Graduate Health Sciences, 1982
  • Physical Therapy Certificate, Northwestern University Medical School, 1977
  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Wheaton College, 1976

Additional Training and Certifications

Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)

Professional Activities

Medical mission trips to Ukraine, Haiti and Dominican Republic Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of St. Catherine PT Program

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section and Private Practice Section
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Board Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Northern Metro Area

Areas of Specialty

What do you like best about PTOSI?

Using my hands and knowledge to enable those with musculoskeletal pain to return to an active lifestyle without restriction and without needing ongoing medical intervention for their problem. I am very privileged to work with so many therapists that have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help me with challenging patients.

Hobbies and Activities

Fishing, cycling, nordic and alpine skiing, choral singing, playing hand bells and spending time with my family.

Joined PTOSI:

  • 1983

Clinic Location(s)


  • Darling, Donald W. In Search of the Perfect Treatment in Back Pain Rehabilitation. Chapter of a book edited by Brian P. D’Orazio, PT, MS. Andover Medical Publishers, August, 1993.
  • Darling DW, Kraus S, Glasheen-Wray MB. Relationship of Head Posture and the Rest Position of the Mandible. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, July, 1984; Volume 52, Number 1: Pages 111-115.