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Craig will be at Gear West Ski and Run Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Call Gear West 952-473-0377 to reserve a space - or just show up.

Craig Ringsven - Physical TherapistCraig is a physical therapist with Twin Cities Orthopedics that specializes in running and skiing.  He works with all joints in the body, both surgical and non-surgical, with a special interest in runners and nordic skiers. He focuses on manual therapy as well as therapeutic exercises to help reduce pain and restore function. Craig has a high school coaching background and a history of division one collegiate racing in running and cross-country skiing.  He currently coaches for the Minnesota Youth Ski League. 

The goal of the physical therapist consultation is to help skiers and runners identify aspects of their technique that may be contributing to pain and injuries associated with exercise. The physical therapist will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation that includes:

Running: (Available Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm, $20)

  • Postural assessment
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Functional movement screening
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • Instruction in running-specific exercises
  • Kinesio and McConnel taping

Craig will then work closely with our footwear experts to put you into the correct shoe for you running style. 

Skiing: (Available Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm, $20)

  • Postural assessment
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Functional movement screening
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • On-snow video(or roller ski) analysis of ski technique using Dartfish video technology

The therapist will then customize a Nordic ski specific plan to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. This may include:

  • Ski specific strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Corrections of faulty ski mechanics
  • Corrections of postural impairments
  • Manual therapy to address joint and soft tissue restrictions

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