Heisler Fred

Fred Heisler, PT

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“Every patient is a VIP: a very important person with a unique story to tell. Before deciding on a course of treatment, I listen carefully to each client’s story to make sure I understand the nature of the ailment and how it affects his/her daily life. My mission is to alleviate symptoms and show the patient how to avoid a recurrence. I assist the patient in developing an individualized home exercise program to restore balance, increase strength, and enhance movement. It is a privilege to work at Hennepin. Every day I have the opportunity to improve my patients’ quality of life.”

Clinical Expertise

Fred has over 30 years of experience in manual orthopedic physical therapy. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Physical Therapy program, completing an additional year of training in the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Physical Therapy Residency Program for Advanced Orthopedic Manual therapy.

In addition to manual therapy, Fred specializes in the treatment of balance disorder/vestibular dysfunction. He is certified in vestibular therapy from Emory University (2008 and 2014), and in falls prevention (2011) from California State University, Fullerton. Fred also treats men’s health issues including post-prostatectomy rehab and groin pain. He is certified, through the STAR Oncology Program, to provide PT rehabilitation treatments for a patient with a history of cancer.


  • Graduate, University of Illinois Physical Therapy program
  • Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Kaiser Permanente Hayward Physical Therapy Residency Program
  • Certified in Vestibular Therapy, Emory University,  2008, 2014
  • Certified in falls prevention, California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Certified, STAR Oncology Program