Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT

Physical Therapist,

Emily Kahnert

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Physical Therapist

DPT, University of Minnesota

BA, St. Olaf College


Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT is a Physical Therapist and PhD student in the Division of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota studying the biomechanics of the TMJ. After receiving a BA in music from St. Olaf College she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Minnesota, where her interest in treating performing artists led her to pursue specialty work in treating Temporomandibular joint disorders. She practiced as a PT for 13 years at the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic, working alongside specialty dentists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and health psychologists to treat patients with orofacial and neck pain. She earned her Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) designation through the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) in May 2019, and now as a PT in the TMD, Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of MN School of Dentistry she is able to combine her passions for multidisciplinary patient care, specialty TMD practice, and teaching while pursuing her PhD.