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MYLES HAUGEN, MSPT

Myles Haugen had his first taste of physical therapy when, throughout high school, he experienced many injuries. Due to these frequent impairments, Myles worked a lot with the school trainer and thus began his journey to become a physical therapist. After finishing his college education at the University of Jamestown and then the University of North Dakota, Haugen began searching for jobs and found his way to Gillette Physical Therapy. This particular therapy clinic attracted Myles for its level of caliber, the constant staff friendliness, and the therapists’ dedication to working both with and for patients.

It is the ability to interact with patients, and progress them back to the activities they enjoy that makes this type of work rewarding.

Certified in dry needling, cupping, and myofascial decompression, Haugen goes above and beyond the typical duties of a physical therapist. While these specialties make him an exceptional physical therapist, his true success comes from his ability to listen to and connect with patients. Myles thoroughly understands that each individual is unique in their injury, their level of ability, and their desired outcomes from therapy. Because of this, he is able to tailor his services to each individual and maximize positive effects. Haugen is also able to multitask, as well as take criticism and improve himself. Continuously throughout his career, Haugen has continued to learn and grow. The care he provides is only the best as he is always on the lookout for new techniques and contemporary research to incorporate in his therapy.

The importance of involvement to Myles Haugen is evident in the time he invests in the community. He is involved with the fair board, serves as an instructor that assists with shooting sports, and coaches various youth sports teams. Throughout work and his personal life, Haugen devotes himself to the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If Haugen is not at the clinic, you are almost certain to find him being active with his family. With his 4 busy kids and fellow physical therapist wife, Myles enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, riding horses in the mountains, and riding four-wheelers. Haugen and his wife also spend ample time chauffeuring their children to and from athletic events and love to watch them compete. When he has time to himself, Myles focuses on his own hobbies that include welding and woodworking.

Education: Master's, Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Bachelor's, Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota

Continuing Education: Sports injury treatment, orthopedic extremity injury treatment, post-surgical rehabilitation, orthotic/gait training, kinesiotaping, manual techniques for spine and extremity mobilization and manipulation, shoulder and knee injuries

Certifications: Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Certification

Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association, Wyoming Physcial Therapy Association