Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD

  • Physical Therapy


Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD is a UW Health physical therapist with a doctorate in bioimechanics and advanced expertise in orthopedics and rehabilitation. Bryan is also a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as well as the director of UW Badger Athletic Performance.

Bryan has advanced expertise in treating sports and running-related injuries in athletes of all ages and activity levels. He diagnoses and treats knee and joint pain, bone stress injuries and overuse injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy, which causes swelling and pain in tendons and muscles.

Educating people and involving them in their care are high priorities for Bryan. He gives athletes the knowledge, guidance and motivation they need to play an active role in their recovery.

In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Bryan directs research that helps improve how clinicians manage orthopedic conditions. Bryan’s research team works to better understand and prevent certain types of sports injuries such as hamstring strains and bone stress injuries. They also develop rehabilitation strategies for a successful recovery and return to full activity after surgery.

My goal is to help people manage their symptoms and injuries so they can do the activities they love.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Areas of expertise