Clinical Interests
Sports medicine, running injuries, ACL, and rotator cuff rehab

Medical Education
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, Minnesota

Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)

Advanced Training

  • Running injuries, rehab, and biomechanics
  • Golf swing analysis, golf injuries
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Mulligan approach – Upper and Lower Courses
  • ASYTM soft tissue mobilization
  • Graston
  • Kinesiotape

Personal Interests
Running, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, travel, and music

Articles and Videos from Sam Olson, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Graphical text: Summit Stories, overlaying a collage of patient-submitted images

    Knee replacement journey

    I have felt cared for and educated on my knee from day.

  • Ask Sam Olson: What Are The Basics Of Good Running Form?

    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.

  • Ask Sam Olson: Should Running Shoes Be Based On Arch Shape?

    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.

  • Ask Sam Olson: How Do I Find The Right Running Shoe?

    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.

  • Ask Sam Olson: Does My Running Shoe Matter?

    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.

  • Ask Physical Therapist Sam Olson: What Exercises Improve Balance?

    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.