Kirk J. Sachtler, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, CSCS, Cert DN

Dr. Sachtler has been continually learning as a physical therapist since his graduation from Boston University over 26 years ago. During that time he has completed Manual Therapy programs from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and the URSA Foundation, become a certified and re-certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National  Strength and Conditioning Association, and become certified in Dry Needling. In 2005, he completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a part of A.T. Still University, the first osteopathic university in the country.

Dr. Sachtler has studied and uses numerous therapies in his practice including hands-on manipulative methods, Dry Needling, advanced exercise and movement training, orthotic fabrication, microcurrent stimulation, and cold laser therapy. His experience comprises nearly every field of physical therapy as well as much experience as a competitive athlete. He won several varsity letters in NCAA Tennis and also competed at the semi-pro level; he raced on his college ski team and with various clubs; he also has run the Boston Marathon and has ridden the Markleeville Deathride on numerous occasions.

Kirk loves adventures of all kinds, he has run and climbed up and down many big mountains, earned a second degree blackbelt in Jujitsu, and has been a volunteer ski patrol at Alpine Meadows for nearly 25 years. He hacks around at golf, sails a bit, still hits a mean tennis ball, and is an avid cyclist. Not surprisingly, he has had to deal with his share of injuries and surgeries giving him a unique insight into the pain and disability that patients often experience.


Dr. Sachtler has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association for 25 years and is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.