Specializing in non-surgical treatment
PDR Clinics specializes in the non-surgical treatment of Neck and Back Pain. To learn more about the PDR advantage, and how we can aid in patient recovery, choose whether you are a patient, provider, or insurer/ employer.
PDR Clinics is an approved provider for most major insurance carriers and health plans. Most workers’ comp, auto and personal injury insurance plans also cover services provided at PDR.
At PDR Clinics, we put the patient’s needs above everything else. Each patient we see receives a comprehensive evaluation prior to receiving a treatment plan.
If you live with pain on a daily basis, have a recurrent neck or back problem that won’t go away, or have tried other therapies without achieving the results you need, Physicians’ Diagnostics & Rehabilitation Clinics can help. PDR Clinics’ neck and back pain treatment programs have provided relief to thousands of patients throughout the Twin Cities. The combination of our physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, advanced practice physical & occupational therapists, and clinically-based protocols utilizing MedX therapy equipment and lifestyle-modification programs, yield very high recovery rates without the use of invasive therapies or surgery.
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Meet our Physicians
Our team of physicians are specialty trained in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Patients are first evaluated by a doctor before receiving their individualized rehabilitation care plan, unless otherwise indicated. Each patient’s plan is based on their specific diagnosis and symptoms. Our physicians stayed involved throughout the treatment process with regularly scheduled visits to ensure each patient is progressing as expected.
Our Medical Team:
Todd Ginkel, DC
Thomas Kraemer, MD, PM&R
William Ahlenius, MD, PM&R
Lindsay Haugen, PA-C
Deborah Friedman, MD, PM&R
Todd Ginkel, DCFounder
Dr. Ginkel is the president and director of clinical affairs of Physicians' Diagnostics and Rehabilitation, which he founded in 1994.
Thomas Kraemer, MDMedical Director
Dr. Kramer, PDR's Medical Director, joined in 2003 after eight years of musculoskeletal practice in St. Cloud and Stillwater, MN.
William Ahlenius, MDPhysician
Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Ahlenius spent a year studying abroad, and taught bilingual Spanish/English classes for four years before studying medicine.
Lindsay Haugen, PA-CPhysicians Assistant
Ms. Haugen strives to educate patients and to provide them with tools to improve their function and quality of life.
Deborah Friedman, MDPhysician
Dr. Friedman earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and completed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center.
PDR Staff: I walked in your door thinking you were my last hope. I hurt so bad I could barely think straight, let alone sleep!!! You have given me my life back. Your program was awesome! So is your staff! Thank you for being my only hope! P.S. You can find me at the fitness center!Peggy S. Pain Treatment
I want to thank the wonderful staff at PDR! After 20 years of pain…….I AM PAIN FREE! Thank you for being my cheerleader when I needed it and pushing to do better! Thanks!Brenda W. Pain Treatment
I was referred to PDR by my doctor’s office during my pregnancy. At the time I initially began to be treated by the staff at PDR I was nearing my 27th week and suffering from SI pain. I must admit I was a skeptic and didn’t really believe that it was going to help me. But after several visits the pain slowly began to diminish and eventually disappeared altogether making for a more comfortable pregnancy. The staff at PDR is extremely knowledgeable and has been helpful in my recovery. Thank you.Kyesha L. Pregnancy Aches
After completing another physical therapy program and still having pain daily, I was then referred to PDR. With great hesitation, because of other medical problems, I started the program. I had no idea that at the end, I would be virtually pain free. Because of the staff’s great care and awareness of my injury and medical concerns, I was able to progress slowly through the program. I want to thank them all! What a great feeling to know that something actually does make you pain free. Thanks!Shari H. Pain Treatment
For almost 30 years, I was misdiagnosed by doctors. I was told to prepare for my life as a disabled person. I couldn’t give up, so I went in search of answers on my own. It was a blessing when I found PDR. The doctors and staff found what was wrong in one visit. Two years later I am living a normal life. This has been a second chance I never thought I would have. Today I am 95% pain free and loving life again. I can never thank all of you enough.Mary R. Pain Treatment
I came to PDR after learning I had, at 43, major degeneration in 3 areas of my back, 2 bulging discs, 1 torn and arthritis…at MY age? I thought…I don’t want to do surgery, wasn’t an option, cortisone was, but I didn’t want to go there either, so I turned to PDR, where I learned new techniques and core strengthening exercises that helped improve my pain and help me live my life to it’s fullest! Thank you everyone!!Kelly Back Pain Treatment
I had SI join pain for years. I came to PDR as a last resort. I have been through PT, chiropractor, and acupuncture. Nothing seemed to “take care” of my problem. I never used the MedX machines & I truly believe that using the machines & the PT & OT is why I no longer have pain. I really like the concept of a “total” program – teaching, learning, strength training, stretching, how to lift, & how to take care of yourself if your back hurts. Everyone-reception, PT’s, OT’s, Doctors, floats-I met at PDR wee kind, caring, friendly, and knew their job. I can’t say enough about them, or their program. I have been & will continue to refer people your way. I’m so happy to finally be pain free. Thank you so much!!Paula N. Pain Treatment