Ken Wheeler

Dr. Ken Wheeler, Physical Therapist, Owner

Ken Wheeler graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 and has since completed fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and multiple board certifications in Orthopedics and Neurology. He holds a Diploma in Osteopractic as well as many certifications in sports training, nutrition, functional medicine, manual therapy, dry needling, and spinal manipulation.

Ken has a passion for the latest rehab treatments and research and is currently the only physical therapist in the nation with this combination of credentials. He’s worked with college teams, in hospital settings, and in dozens of private practice pain clinics. Ken takes pride in creating an eclectic and functional approach to healing within his clinic, where every patient can expect private, comfortable, and personal care.

Ken acts as a mentor for other therapists who are completing their fellowship training, and assists with teaching various manual therapy classes throughout the year. He is also the author of a Low Back Pain textbook for patients, and has contributed in multiple published research studies.

Click this link to check out Ken’s latest research publication on dry needling and spinal manipulation for HEADACHE PATIENTS.

A Personal Note:

My journey as a physical therapist has been a little rocky over the years. After working at clinics that forced multiple patients to be seen at the same time, and the stress and decreased quality of care that came with that, I changed jobs many times. Then I went on to experience firsthand the unfair and hidden costs incurred by patients being treated at hospital owned therapy clinics, causing me to again seek out a new path. At that point I knew I couldn’t practice anymore in this fashion and was going to open a quality clinic on my own, or leave the profession entirely…In a way I am thankful for these experiences, though. It shaped not only me as a therapist, but also the foundation of ClearCut ORTHO and how we treat.

Interesting Fact:

“I had the opportunity to race track and cross country in college and was a four time Academic All-American. That was probably the start of my interest in physical therapy. I had multiple coaches and mentors that helped guide us in pretty extensive injury prevention and a lot of the latest training techniques. It was a great learning experience.”