Physical Therapist Jon Sampson
Hi, I’m Jon. I’ve been with OSI Physical Therapy since June of 2010, when I was hired right out of the physical therapy program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. I got hooked on physical therapy after shadowing my mentor, Mike Ripley, one of OSI’s owners. I decided that it seemed pretty cool to help people achieve their goals and have a lot of fun in the process.
I work primarily in our West St. Paul office with a great staff that makes every day better than the last. My patient caseload is varied, which makes my day a new challenge every time I step through the door. I’m fortunate to love what I do, and I’ll tell anyone, “The day I feel like I’m just doing a job is the day I need to find something else to do.” I truly enjoy my career, you could say it’s my passion.
In fact, when I’m not in the clinic, you’ll generally find me spending 5-20 hours per week with my teammate, Alli Mahmood, ATC at any number of Henry Sibley High School events. OSI is fortunate to have a relationship with Henry Sibley, and Alli does an excellent job ensuring that injured athletes have fast, preferred access to physical therapy care when they need it. Being recognized as the trusted team in injury management and return to play is what Alli and I work toward every day. I have had the great fortune to work with some of the best athletes I know in football, dance, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and hockey. An area of special interest to me is dance medicine, and I’ve been blessed to work with dancers from Henry Sibley High School, Simley High School, South St. Paul High School, and Short Dance Studio in Inver Grove Heights. I’ve even had the opportunity to work with some collegiate level dancers. Just don’t ask me to demo a grand plié, dress pants don’t stretch that way!
I do have a life outside of my work interest, and that involves spending time with my wife, Vanessa, and our two dogs, Charlie and Oliver at our home in Cannon Falls. When I’m not teaching at our church’s youth group with Vanessa, you can find me hunkered down in a turkey or duck blind, or sitting back in my fish shack trying to pull that trophy walleye up through the ice. I’m blessed to have a wife that has patience for all of my hobbies, she definitely deserves the “wife of the year” trophy!
Thank you for taking time to learn a little about me, I sure am looking forward to knowing more of you!
Jon Sampson, DPT