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Nina Lautz

DPT, FDNS, Schroth

I am a graduate of St. Olaf College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Exercise Science. I then earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. 

In addition to my DPT, I am certified in Functional Dry Needling through Evidence in Motion and is Schroth-certified, specializing in the assessment, treatment, and management of scoliosis. As a former dancer and violinist, I enjoy treating performing artists, adolescents and adults with scoliosis. I also appreciate other complex musculoskeletal conditions, especially pathologies of the foot and ankle.

I believe in a patient-centered and holistic model of care that prioritizes the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of every individual. I am dedicated to treating patients with a compassionate and hands-on approach, and strive to provide my patients with the knowledge, exercise interventions, and resources needed to accomplish their unique therapeutic goals. 

See me for: Adolescent scoliosis, foot and ankle pain and pathologies, dance-related injuries, balance challenges and concerns, general orthopedic issues and trauma.

Why I chose to become a Physical Therapist: It was the best career in which I could combine my love for human anatomy, physical activity and exercise and compassion for other people.

Worst injury I ever suffered: Severe ankle sprain on stage during a dance performance ... I finished the dance, though!

Craziest injury I have ever treated: Post-surgical sacrum replacement (where the tailbone is fully removed and replaced by a section of the shin bone)

My favorite food to cook/bake: Cookies

If I could visit anywhere in the world: Italy

When I am not at work, I am: Working out, downhill skiing in winter, waterskiing and wake surfing in summer, relaxing up north with family and spending quality time with friends.

Bucket list confession: Swimming with a sea turtle

Best advice I've ever received: To trust my gut and instinct. It's not always 1005 right, but it usually has some validity to what it is trying to tell me. And ... to treat others the way I want to be treated.

(262) 375-1075

Nina Lautz
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