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April Gerard,PT

Primary Service
  • Physical Therapy
Areas of Interest

Scoliosis, the Schroth method, basic and advanced sports medicine

Biography

Education
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin Lacrosse

Philosophy of care
“I believe in a hands-on approach, listening to patients and using my manual skills and knowledge to figure out what specific exercises to instruct in, and how to help with posture and body mechanics.”

Why April went into therapy
“I had scoliosis diagnosed at age 12. I also had multiple knee surgeries from national ski racing growing up. I had wonderful PTs who helped me return to my sport.”

Favorite advice to give patients
“We can help you. Trust us, work hard and we will encourage you!”

Hometown
Orono, MN

Hobbies
“I love to downhill and nordic ski, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard. I also enjoy nature, walking trails, and going for bike rides, to travel, read and weave rag rugs.”

Interesting fact about April
“I used to travel with U.S. women’s speed ski team to world cup races as a fill-in PT/AT for 6 years.”