Medical Education 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
The College of St. Scholastica —  Duluth, MN

Bachelors of Science
Truman State University —  Kirksville, MO

Clinical Interests 

General orthopedic conditions

Personal Interests 

Watching and playing most sports, hiking, snowboarding, paddleboarding, canoeing, and weight lifting.

Survey Feedback

I had shoulder replacement surgery in February 2022. I went to Summit for my rehabilitation and was assigned to Ben Nivala for my PT. Ben was extremely nice to work with. I felt that he was very invested in my recovery and it seemed like it was more than just a job for Ben. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone that is in need of PT services.