Galen Wetzell, DPT, OCS

Galen Wetzell Physical Therapist

“I view my role as a physical therapist as a facilitator of recovery rather than one who “fixes” the patient. I use manual therapy as needed complemented with therapeutic exercise and movement re-education to help each person not only feel and move better now, but learn how to stay healthy and prevent recurrence of his or her symptoms in the future.”


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University-St. Paul, 2006

Specialized Training and Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2013
  • Riverside Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, an intensive year-long program designed to advance the hands-on skills and clinical decision making of a physical therapist specializing in Orthopedics, 2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

Areas of Specialty

Professional Activities

  • Clinical instructor for physical therapy students
  • Educator/lecturer on continuing education topics including rehabilitation for low back pain and manual therapy for the spine and hips Memberships American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section

What do you like best about PTOSI?

Our company is committed to supporting each therapist to become his or her best. When you come to see us at PTOSI, know that you will be receiving the best hands-on care available. Patients often remark to me that their experience here is different and more helpful than previous physical therapy experiences they may have had.

Hobbies and Activities

Rock climbing and hiking

Joined PTOSI:

  • 2013

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