Daniel Kirkpatrick


Dan has a diverse physical therapy interest and background having practiced extensively in both neurological and orthopedic settings. Dan seeks to provide individualized, patient-focused physical therapy care and appreciates the opportunity to work with a wide range of conditions. Restoring movement, comfort and participation in all of life’s adventures is the overall goal. A self-proclaimed anatomy and neuroscience geek, Dan has a strong appreciation for the complexities of our amazing human body.

Dan is a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities alum in Kinesiology and coaching and then shipped out to Regis University in Denver where he received his doctorate in physical therapy. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy (NCS). He also holds advanced certification in Functional Dry Needling, which is a strong passion of his, and is currently working towards a specialist certification in this area as well. Dan is associate faculty for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities doctorate program. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor and Designated Clinical Mentor at the UMN and with Indiana State, and appreciates the opportunity to teach and mentor doctorate students. Dan has strong professional interests in manual therapy, pain neuroscience education, corrective movement, dry needling and education.

Dan enjoys his time with his wife and young daughter as well as a very energetic lab. A native of Brainerd, MN, Dan is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, and when not in clinic, you will often find him in the woods, on the water or foraging for his prized wild mushrooms.