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Kevin O'Brien, DPT,PT,MDT

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About Kevin

Dr. Kevin O'Brien is a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, and treatment of back and neck pain. He is also serves as clinical faculty at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences teaching manual therapy for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He, along with his wife and son, enjoy traveling and being "lake people" at their cabin near Devils Lake. Kevin also enjoys golfing, cooking, and computers / electronics.

Professional Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Philosophy of Medicine


I have always felt that in addition to providing skilled care, providing a relaxed atmosphere and directly involving the patient in their own recovery are hugely important. We as therapists have a great deal of opportunity to spend a lot of one on one time with our patients, and it is very rewarding to get to know them beyond their "diagnosis". To hear our patient say that their care was successful but also was "fun" is one of the best compliments I can receive, and I feel that this personal touch with our patients leads to better compliance and outcomes.


Locations Altru Clinic | East Grand Forks
  • Board Certification
  • Graston Technique ®
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Formal Education
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Grand Forks, ND
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Back and neck pain
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Manual / Manipulative Therapy
  • Mechanical back / neck pain rehabilitation
  • Vestibular / vertigo rehabilitation