Nikki Larson, PT, DPT
- Joint replacement/surgery
- Sports Medicine
- General orthopedic injuries/conditions
Practice philosophy: I believe every patient is different and should be treated with a different approach no matter their condition. I also believe in having fun during treatment sessions and working to make treatments functional to get patients back to doing exactly what they love to do.
What are you passionate about and why? I am passionate about providing individualized care for my patients as I believe PT should never utilize a cookie-cutter approach. I am also passionate about going the extra mile for my patients and making sure I really understand what their rehabilitation means to them and why it is important.
If you weren't a health care provider, what would you be? Interior Designer or Wedding Planner
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I have known I wanted to be a PT since I was in 7th grade! I have always looked for a career where I could combine anatomy and sports and this was perfect.
What is something you have learned from your patients? I have learned that patients like to get to know me on a personal level as do I with them. It helps me to understand how we can work together to make their rehab process successful.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? Each person is a specific puzzle and there is a lot of problem solving and thinking involved to provide the proper treatments for each condition. I never get bored!
What is your personal health goal? Reach 1000 rides on my Peloton!
What is the best thing you've done for your health or the best health advice you've received? The best thing I do for my health is create habits of staying active in all seasons (not just summer) and finding non-exercises ways to be active including biking, swimming, kayaking, ice skating, etc
What are you most proud of? I am the most proud of myself for being financially responsible enough to buy and own my own home!
- University of the Pacific - Stockton, CA
- American Physical Therapy Association - Minnesota
- American Physical Therapy Association - Orthopedics Section
Current licenses and certifications
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Graston 1 Certification
- Impact Trained Physical Therapist
- SMT 1 Certification
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)