Welcome to St. Cloud Orthopedics, where you’ll find advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment for every bone and joint in the body, all under one roof. The focus of our collaborative staff—which includes 20 orthopedic specialists and a full team of sports medicine doctors and physical therapists—is on providing each patient with personalized care that results in fast recoveries and exceptional outcomes. We’re dedicated to helping you live better.

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Learn more about your orthopedic care options by clicking the area of concern. From therapy routines and athletic care to injections and robotic-assisted surgeries, we’ll work with you to find the treatment you’re most comfortable with.

Meet Our Team

Our team is carefully assembled with 20 of the best orthopedic surgeons available, who are openly passionate about their area of specialty. They work closely with our group of talented physician assistants to deliver complete patient care. Across the building we have a fully staffed Orthopedic Sports Center, complete with physicians, therapists, and trainers. Together with the rest of our dedicated staff, these caregivers make up a unique multidisciplinary community that brings you personalized orthopedic care options in a convenient, patient-focused setting.

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Izaak Schafer on Occupational Therapy

Izaak Schafer, OTR/L, CHT, recently talked with Kelly Cordes for WJON’s It Matters segment, where the two of them discussed Occupational Therapy (OT)—what it is, how it’s different than Physical Therapy, and who benefits from OT. He also covered what it means to be a Certified Hand Therapist, how he got into this career path, […]

Activities for Lower Body Joint Pain

Chad Ritter, Director of Rehabilitation Services here at St. Cloud Orthopedics, talks over two great options for staying active even with lower body joint pain. Watch his quick video to hear his tips.

Dr. Nessler Talks Joint Care

Dr. Nessler recently talked with Kelly Cordes of WJON for their It Matters segment. During their conversation, they talked about everything from hip and knee joint replacements to robotic-assisted surgery. He also shares expectations for patient outcome, his role as a consultant and surgical leader, and why he loves helping patients live better during their […]

Choosing The Right Shoes

How to select the right type of walking or workout shoe for your feet is one of the most common questions we get here at St. Cloud Orthopedics. Chad Ritter, Director of Rehabilitation Services, gives three quick tips for making sure your feet are covered correctly.

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5 Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk

Work-related injuries or disorders can happen in any type of work environment, including office jobs. Even though office jobs are less physically demanding than labor-intensive careers, positions that require you to sit for most of the day can take a toll on your health. Sitting for extended periods increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, […]

Heat or Ice?

Check out this video from Chad Ritter, Director of Rehabilitation Services here at St. Cloud Orthopedics to find out which is better after an injury—ice or heat.

Joseph Fortier’s WJON Interview

Joseph Fortier is one of our dedicated Physician Assistants who works with many of our specialists, as well as OrthoDirect. He recently talked with Jay Caldwell from WJON to explain the important role he has with helping patients live better. Take a listen to hear about his experience here and what his best tips are […]

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At St. Cloud Orthopedics, we take a partnership approach to healthcare. We collaborate with your entire medical team including your primary care physician, hospital system, home health and rehabilitation service provider, and insurance provider to develop a personal treatment plan that will get you back to doing the things you love most as quickly as possible.

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