HOMETOWN: Aitkin MN
SPECIALTIES: Shoulder/elbow and combined shoulder and spinal based injury, and spine care
SPECIALTIES/FOCUS: Mr. Buisman cares for adolescent to adult populations with either non/post-surgical based issues including rotator cuff injury, impingement, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), fracture, joint replacement, dislocation/instability, scapular (shoulder blade) dysfunction, as well as spine/neurologic based injury that complicates an existing shoulder issue both acute and chronic in nature.
PHYSICAL THERAPY DEGREE: Mayo Clinic Program in Physical Therapy
MEMBERSHIPS: Minnesota and American Physical Therapy Associations
ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS: Lecturer, University of Minnesota Program in Physical Therapy, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
BEST PART OF MY WORK: Playing a significant role in improving the quality of people’s physical well-being. Being challenged daily with more complex diagnosis and the subsequent creation of a treatment program to solve the problem.
WHY I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST: Injured shoulder playing college baseball and received inadequate care thus realizing I needed to learn how to help myself and ultimately others with the same problem. Involved in a head on motor vehicle accident; my knowledge base as a PT allows me to function without limitation.
HOW I SPEND MY FREE TIME: Kids activities, skiing, following everyone up north on Friday nights.