Brian McCarthy, PT, Director of Rehabilitation

Brian began working in Physical Therapy in 1984 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force.  After an honorable discharge in 1988 returned to Duluth, MN where he attended ST. Scholastica and eventually PT school at the University of Wisconsin,  La Crosse where he graduated in 1993 with honors.  He then began work as a PT at St. Mary’s “Center Therapy” in Duluth  in Occupational Medicine, Chronic Pain Management, Orthopedic-Spine, and the Adult Neuro-Rehab departments.  In 1996, Brian began working as a  contract therapist traveling within the Northern Midwest.  During this time he worked in home care,  private practice, and out-patient orthopedic settings.  His last assignment in 1998 lead him to Cook where he continues to work as the Director of Rehabilitation and physical therapist.

Brian’s career goals are to be well-rounded in all areas of physical therapy, but is especially interested in manual therapy techniques related to orthopedics conditions and wound care interventions.  Brian is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Ski Patrol, and hospitals wound care team.  Brian has attended, and continues to attend, yearly continuing education in the field of Physical Therapy and wound care to bring the most current and up-to-date treatment methodologies to the patients he treats..