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Michael Cheslak,PT,DPT,OCS

Primary Service
  • Physical Therapy
Areas of Interest

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD, TMJ), headaches, facial pain

College
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison , Madison, WI
  • College of St. Scholastica , Duluth, MN
Biography

Mike has completed extensive training in addition to his Physical Therapy (PT), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certifications. This includes multiple mini-residencies in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), as well as rigorous training in cranio-cervical therapeutics, including the evaluation and treatment of TMD, upper neck pain, and headaches.

Certification
Orthopedics, American Physical Therapy Association

Philosophy of care
I want to empower patients by helping them learn how to self-treat or manage their conditions.

Why Michael went into therapy
I received physical therapy as a patient when I was in the Air Force. After that, was inspired to pursue PT as a career.

Favorite advice to give patients
You can do this. ‘It’ will get better.

Hometown
Milwaukee, WI

Hobbies
Outside of work I enjoy fat tire biking, road biking, kettlebell training, Yoga/Pilates, spending time with my family, reading and working on home projects.

Additional information
I have a deep respect for the PT’s role in the health care team, but also a very strong appreciation for the contributions of all other team members. Our care should be patient-focused, with contributions from the team as a whole.