Name: Danica Strehlow, PT, DPT

Position: Physical Therapist

Describe some of your job duties: I evaluate and treat patients with various orthopedic conditions, including: post-surgical repairs/replacements, athletic injuries, joint pain and more. I utilize research and resources to the best of my knowledge to help patients achieve their goals in enhancing overall quality of life based on their movement abilities. It is my lifelong passion to help patients improve overall function and movement in their lives. I utilize several techniques to help patients improve their function and prevent further injuries, including: manual therapy, strengthening, facilitation of proprioception, dynamic balance, mobility and much more.

Favorite thing about working at SPO: I love the aspect of open communication that is fostered within the clinic. Each and every employee exudes a high amount of respect for both patients and other employees which creates a welcoming environment for all.

What is your greatest accomplishment at work? My greatest accomplishment is and will always be serving patients in the community. To hear that a patient’s overall quality of life has improved because of the time I spent with them is exactly what drove me to become a physical therapist in the first place. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity to work with such great people and in this particular career.

Hometown: Marshall, MN

Hobbies: I truly enjoy being outside, hanging out with friends and family, running, rollerblading, being in the sun/by the water and smothering puppies/dogs.

Family/Pets: Back home in Marshall, I have a dad (Ron), mom (Linda) and brother (Austin). They are definitely a huge part of my life and I enjoy seeing them whenever I can. My husband Chad and I adopted a Labradoodle together named Wally.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? It is quite difficult for me to pick just one. I love spending money on my dog, updating my closet, and buying different accessories that feed into my running hobbies.

What is your favorite movie or TV series?
My favorite TV series will forever be The Office. I have seen every single season various times…more than I should even admit to.

What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky