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About Me

Dr. Erik Ekstrom’s Approach to Care

“I believe in listening to patients and making them feel comfortable. For me, the most gratifying part of the work is finding the problem and fixing it so patients can return to their usual activities.”

Erik Ekstrom is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expert, specializing in back, neck, and spine care. Dr. Ekstrom is a frequent recipient of the Top Doctor designation in Mpls./St.Paul Magazine.


Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Mankato State University — Mankato, MN

Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
St. Cloud State University — St. Cloud, MN

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School — Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota Medical School — Minneapolis, MN

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • Spine Injection Society (SIS)
  • Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR)


  • Board Certified: Physical Medicine andRehabilitation
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Registered Dietitian

Awards & Involvement

  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 2016–2022
  • Board of Directors, Courage Kenny Foundation
  • Chair, Interventional Pain Peer Review Committee


  • Minimally invasive spine therapies
  • Sports-related injuries

My Team

My Team

At Summit, each physician works alongside a team of professionals to care for you, our patient.





Patient Education

Spine Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Spine Injections Animated Library


Local and national presentations and articles on Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

Online appointment scheduling allows you to select the specialty, provider, date, time, and location that most conveniently works with your schedule.