Sports medicine, running injuries, ACL, and rotator cuff rehab
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, Minnesota
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
- Running injuries, rehab, and biomechanics
- Golf swing analysis, golf injuries
- Joint Mobilization
- Mulligan approach – Upper and Lower Courses
- ASYTM soft tissue mobilization
Running, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, travel, and music
Articles and Videos from Sam Olson, PT, DPT, OCS
“I have felt cared for and educated on my knee from day.”
Don’t sacrifice the benefits of running to an injury. Good running form is the key to injury prevention. Sam has tips to help you evaluate your form and reduce the risk of injury when you run.
Traditionally, running shoes are prescribed based on the shape of a runner’s arch. Recent studies have questioned the effectiveness of this approach. Physical therapist Sam Olson explains what we are learning about running shoes and injury prevention.
When Summit patient and runner Julio Salazar was treated for a progressive running injury, he quickly learned that he was choosing his running shoes for all the wrong reasons. Physical therapist Sam Olson reviews the factors to consider when choosing the right running shoe.
Choosing the right running shoe starts with an understanding of the relationship between our feet and our bodies. Summit physical therapist Sam Olson explains how our feet inform our body, and discusses the latest research about running shoes.
Maintaining balance skills is important to stability and avoiding fall-related injuries. Physical therapist Sam Olson describes exercises everyone can do to improve their balance.