Biographical sketch for Donnie Fuller:
Donnie Fuller, CAT(C), ATC, ATR and EMT-B is currently the Head Athletic Therapist for the Minnesota Wild professional hockey team—a position he has held since 2000—and is the owner of Woodbury Manual Therapy, LLC.
Donnie brings a wealth of experience to Woodbury Manual Therapy. He is an Athletic Therapist who is registered to practice in both the US and Canada, and has worked extensively with amateur and professional athletes alike in his 17 years of practice.
Prior to moving to Minnesota, Donnie was the head Athletic Therapist for the Varsity Sports Injury Clinic at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. More recently, Donnie assisted at Tria Orthopaedic Center in the capacity of Athletic Trainer.
In addition, Donnie has worked as an Athletic Therapist at numerous international events, most notably the 1996 summer Olympic Games on the Canadian Medical Team, and for Team Canada on three different occasions at the Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships.
Donnie received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, and his diploma in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College, both in Ontario, Canada. He has completed three years of study through the Canadian College of Osteopathy in osteopathic manual therapy, and has completed course work in active release techniques (ART), soft tissue release (STR), and myofascial release (MFR). Donnie also holds certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Currently, Donnie is a member of the National Hockey League’s concussion subcommittee working group, which strives to develop policies and procedures that will assist teams in the recognition and treatment of head injuries and concussions in their players. He has lectured on injuries in ice hockey. At this time, he is also involved with research in hip and groin injuries in professional hockey players.
Donnie believes in life-long learning; to better serve his patients with ‘hands on therapy’ and ‘injury rehab’, he strives to remain on the leading-edge of rehabilitation techniques and exercise prescription. His philosophy is that hands-on, manual therapy, along with identification and treatment of injury cause, optimizes treatment outcomes.
In 2014, Donnie reached 1000 games with the Minnesota Wild. In 2015, he was presented with the Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award by the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association.
Donnie and his family currently reside in Woodbury.
1989- McMaster University, Bachelor of Physical Education degree
1991- Sheridan College, Diploma in Athletic Therapy
1997-1999- Canadian College of Osteopathy
2004-2005- Canadian College of Osteopathy
2007- Inverhills Community College, Emergency Medical Technician certification
2015- present, A.T. Still University, Master of Science in Kinesiology program
2014/15 Prevalence of Radiographic FAI and Correlation with ROM and Impingement in NHL Players and Prospects
1994, Certified Athletic Therapist
2002, Certified Athletic Trainer
2007, Certified EMT-B