Gary Shields

DPT

Gary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. He continued his education at Carroll through graduate school and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.


Gary enjoys working with clients of all ages and skill levels. He gained experiences through multiple clinical internships, in a variety of physical therapy settings. Before he became a physical therapist, he groomed his ability to prescribe exercise while working as a personal trainer. While Gary was a personal trainer, he became highly trained in coaching Olympic lifting, TRX suspension training, and powerlifting. These experiences have given Gary additional knowledge to properly strengthen his patients to prevent injury and return to activity. Gary can utilize the manual therapy techniques he has learned on treating all areas of the body, although he genuinely enjoys the neck, shoulders, and upper body. He also enjoys working with patients who want to maintain an active lifestyle. Gary has the training to help a wide range of patients from high school athletes looking to recover or gain strength, or retired golfers wishing to avoid back pain and improve their swing. Gary can provide his unique mix of exercise prescription and manual therapy to help you achieve your goals. He has advanced training in the Graston Technique and has taken additional training on dealing with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD).


In his spare time, Gary enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, and finding new fitness challenges.