Alternative to Orthopedic in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Recover From Injury Without Painkillers

Here's Where Orthopedic Doctors Falls Short

Often, when people find their way to Evo Performance Rehab, they have visited with an orthopedic doctor about their injury or pain.

Most people who are interested in alternative medicine or who fully believe that the body can heal itself have been told that they need steroid injections, painkillers, muscle relaxers, or surgery. They don't want to accept some of these band-aid solutions or some of these life-altering changes.

Something like a back fusion can't be taken back, and it can completely change the way your body works. When someone goes through the process of having a significant injury, it is very valuable to get insight from the diagnosis, the imagery, and other pieces of orthopedic expertise.

However, sometimes people overreact to the words "tear," "strain," "damage,” or “degeneration” and treat the body and its structures as though they will not change or heal themselves. Almost everything can be recovered if given the right support.

Establish A Better Baseline

Surgery Can Be Avoided

And when it comes to the body, the nervous system is the master control system. And why not start there with your support in the case of someone being told they should get a back fusion for degenerative discs?

We can drastically change the forces and loads on the spine when we go through the neurological search and neurological soft tissue therapy treatment process. This can often improve alignment and pain symptoms, thereby slowing the degenerative process.

This may take some time, but by reestablishing a better baseline of function, people can make true changes that will allow them to either delay any type of surgery process for many years or avoid it entirely and spare themselves the risk of unintended outcomes.

Physical Therapy
Honest Evaluations

Right Recommendations When Appropriate

At Evo Performance Rehab, we pride ourselves on being honest in our evaluations. There are some conditions where it is completely the right move to get surgery, have orthopedic intervention, or use something like a cortisone shot.

However, we feel that many of these solutions are overused. When we evaluate someone and do not believe that we are the best starting point or the best place, we frequently try to make a conservative and whole-person wellness-focused recommendation.

Whether it's a regenerative injection supplement, chiropractic care, or an orthopedic solution, we believe in the capacity of the human body to recover, no matter what the condition.

We can help people prepare for and recover from surgery if that is the right thing to do. Or we can help them avoid it entirely if it is at all avoidable.

The Evo Difference

How We Help You Have A Quick and Lasting Recovery

Evo Performance Rehab’s Neuro-Therapy differs from orthopedic treatments in that we focus our approach on the body’s control center, the nervous system. To Evo, these structural symptoms stem from a deeper underlying cause… neurological dysfunction.

Now let’s say you come to Evo Performance Rehab.

We will assess your movement and perform a neurological search to find which areas have compromised neurological communication and the ability to absorb force.

Phase One

Locate and Re-Educate

Your evaluation might show, for example, that your hamstrings aren't working enough and can't absorb force.

Your movements may show that your hamstrings don't stretch and contract well.

In order to compensate for this, your back curves and stretches excessively when you lift something.

Phase Two

Rehabilitative Strength

It might only take a few minutes to restore most of the hamstrings' functionality.

This will take pressure off the discs and relax the muscles in your low back right away.

This improves strength and flexibility in addition to boosting circulation and reducing inflammation.

When symptoms are the focus of treatment, a lot of time and energy can be wasted!

Phase Three

Resilience Training

This also clears the way for proper strengthening.

Many people can't get the most out of their physical therapy exercises because their bodies prevent them from using their muscles the way they're supposed to.

With Neuro-Therapy, we can correct this imbalance and make progress in tandem with your current therapies!

Our Process

Become pain-free In 3 Steps


One of our rehab specialists will be happy to talk with you during a free consultation call to learn more about your problem and determine whether we can probably help.


If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can visit any of our facilities and work with a Neuro-Therapy practitioner to complete an evaluation treatment.


Experience a personalized treatment plan that uses movement and specific neurological stimulation to retrain your nervous system to work in "inhibited" areas.

Success Stories

Faster, lasting results than traditional treatments

Adam Bisek, Bodybuilder - Pec Tear Rehab

Adam Bisek, a bodybuilding physique competitor and personal trainer came to Evo Performance Rehab after he had his pec torn and surgically reattached. Adam went through our Neuro-Therapy process and drastically accelerated his recovery.

Normal time to being able to do pushups post surgery: 6 months
Adam's time: 6 weeks

Normal rate of regaining range of motion: 5 degrees per week
Adam's Rate: Full range of motion within 3 treatments.

Zavier Steward, Running Back - Ankle Rehab

Zavier is a talented Running Back, but recently had a knee surgery and a major ankle surgery. Zavier came to Evo Performance Rehab and is now far surpassed what he thought 100% would be for him and the function of his ankle.

Dominic is an excellent Neuro-Therapy Coach for anyone in pain or dealing with an injury. His strengths include being deliberate in his approach, focused on restorative techniques, and in complete command of the therapy process. He places great significance on helping his clients feel better and regain their strength, and he does so with a strong belief in the power of the mind and body to heal. Overall, Dominic is a highly skilled and knowledgeable coach who can help his clients achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. If you're looking for a coach who can help you restore your physical and mental health, Dominic is an excellent choice. 👍

Troy Thompson
Troy Thompson
March 8, 2023

Dominic was fantastic! He helped me solve a nagging problem with my knee which then allowed me to complete a challenging hike in Switzerland we had been planning for years! If you have a physical issue, I highly recommend EVO!!

Mark Sievers
Mark Sievers
March 8, 2023

Dominic does great work!

Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson
February 22, 2023

Questions? We got you covered.

What types of injuries do you work with?

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Find a detailed list of injuries we treat on our Injuries page.

How long does it take to see results?

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Often with the neurological soft tissue therapy process, we can see some results immediately within the first evaluation treatment. Normally, once someone engages in the therapy program, they are seeing an upward trend that sees them getting significant relief from their pain within the first four sessions.

They typically experience this within one to two weeks. So usually someone is on a better field unless they have an extremely acute injury or a lot of physical damage.

Several factors can contribute to how quickly someone sees results. These include how well do they follow through on recommendations given for things like posture, or other recovery factors like nutrition, sleep, stress, etc. Even though each person is different, there are predictable levels of progress that one would hope to see.

And typically if we are not seeing normal levels of progress, we will communicate to the client to let them know these levels of progress are less than we are expecting. Although this is infrequent, we are completely the advocates for the best interest of the client.

So if there is something unforeseen, or if there is more structural damage than someone who was aware of we may, based on the progress or lack thereof, be able to recommend someone with a great deal of confidence to the right move for what they need to recover to the best level they’re capable of.

How many sessions does it take to keep results long term?

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This can differ from person to person. But we typically encourage you to go through at least two to three phases of therapy. The first phase is necessary for absolutely all clients and that is locating and re educating the sources of their issue. Typically, this takes about four sessions to work someone through to the necessary levels.

The second phase typically we are doing a lot of teaching on top of the rehabilitative strength work. So, if someone understands the concept of muscle memory, they can understand why it is necessary to be consistent with the therapy process.

If you wanted to master the golf swing, you wouldn’t golf once a month or even once a week. You would want to do some level of practice frequently. Typically, we like to work with clients at least two times per week during their process to ensure that the muscle memory and movement patterns are consistently corrected and reinforced.

For someone to keep their results long term, there needs to be a combination of the neurological adaptations happening between the brain and the specific areas, as well as an awareness of how can that person change their movement and positioning and posture to allow them to keep their results long term.

This can differ for all people, but typically, we are confident of getting someone a lasting result within the first two to three phases of treatment. Usually we are not seeing someone again for the same issue. Most people learn enough about how to maintain their results during the process that they can keep them for lifelong success.

How does this program differ from physical therapy or chiropractic?

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Learn more about this on our Why Evo page.

Recover with EVO

Each Neuro-Therapy process begins with a free phone consultation, followed by an in-clinic or virtual evaluation treatment session.

We walk you through the Neuro-Therapy process so you can see the significant differences that even one session can make.

This helps us find the best treatment plan for your lasting success.

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