Kenneth A. Olson

  • Kenneth A. Olson

P.T., DHSc
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Fellowship-Trained in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy

Education: Dr. Ken Olson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 1988, a Master of Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 1994, and a Doctorate of Health Science degree from the University of St. Augustine in 2003. He is also a graduate of the University of St. Augustine's Manual Therapy Fellowship Program. Ken is the author of the textbook Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, 2nd edition, published in 2016 by Elsevier and currently serves as President of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists.

Clinically: Ken's clinical interests are in the management of patients with spinal, extremity, and temporomandibular dysfunctions with a combination of manual therapy and exercise. His research interests are in the reliability, validity, effectiveness, and instruction of orthopaedic manual therapy procedures.

Socially: During his free time, Ken enjoys spending time with his family and attending sports and music activities. He also sings in a church choir in Sycamore, is an active member of the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club, and is a past-President of Sycamore Music Boosters.

What type of treatment will
I receive?

Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills.

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Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.