Megan J. Tessman, DPT

  • About
    • Specialties: Physical Therapy
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    As a physical therapist, I find importance in treating the patient as a whole, not just for their specific injury. The entire body is a chain linked together and other areas can be addressed to allow the best treatment for their injury. This allows the clinician to be caring and understanding in order to help the patient in the best way possible to improve their quality of life.

    My clinical interests include amputee, pediatrics and orthopedics.

    Why I Love My Work
    I have always loved kids and working with them. It is so special and incredibly rewarding. I love to see the joy light up on their face when they accomplish something new. It is also rewarding to see the parents' reactions to something they never thought would be possible. When patients accomplish one thing, it gives them the confidence to continue pushing forward to improve their quality of life.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I love being outdoors fishing, hunting, camping, hiking or gardening. I am very family-oriented and spend a lot of time playing with my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy playing sports such as volleyball, softball and football. I threw javelin and hammer in college.

    • College
      Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise Sports Science, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
    • Training
      Doctorate Degree, Physical Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN