We are excited to welcome our newest physical therapist, Marla Brooks, to the OrthoRehab team! Marla will be a fantastic addition to our already incredible group of Twin Cities physical therapists. Learn more about Marla below.
Meet Marla Brooks, DPT
Manual soft tissue release, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilization, kinesio-taping, equipment-based Pilates, ergonomics, & posture.
Manual therapy to lumbar, pelvis, hip, groin, knee, ankle, foot, as well as upper extremity, ribcage, & neck. Post-op, acute, and chronic conditions. Biomechanical stabilization using corrective exercise with emphasis in Pilates. Building stability & power for sport and injury prevention. Core re-training and management of intra-abdominal pressure. Pre-natal and post-partum exercise interventions. Dancers, figure skaters, golfers, runners, and more.
- Bachelor of Arts in Communications, University of Minnesota
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Miami, FL
- Comprehensive Pilates Certification, Polestar Pilates
WHY I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST:
I’ve always had a passion for solving complex problems and understanding “why”. Combine this with a strong desire to help people, and an extensive upbringing in movement and sports–and you’ve got my passion for understanding & treating biomechanical movement issues in the human body.
I approach each case with compassion and a desire to help each patient take back control of their bodies. Together we will get to the root of the problem and address the deeper issues that may not be as obvious.
HOW I SPEND MY FREE TIME:
I live with my husband and 2 small children, who of course take up the majority of my time. We enjoy summer trips to the cabin, golfing, and just about any excuse to get out and be physically active. You’ll most likely find me in the stands at a hockey rink for the foreseeable future (watching my son).