Terry Kern was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1954. He attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth, during which time he was on the US National ski jumping team (1974-76). His ski jumping took him to the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria where he competed for the United States. In 1974 he was second overall in the Samsonite Nordic Series. Terry’s best international finish came in 1975 at the Le Locle Swiss Springer Tournee, placing 11th. He was inducted into the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame in 2008.

The sport of ski jumping led Terry directly into his physical therapist career as a result of being a patient; going through surgery and rehabilitation on both shoulders and a knee. Graduating with honors in 1982, Terry has over 36 years experience as a physical therapist/rehabilitation specialist in New Mexico.  He specializes in neuromuscular treatment, orthopedic and sports injuries rehabilitation, and exercise and education programs, with the goal of regaining normal function. His techniques incorporate the best of other physical therapy and alternative medicine philosophies, using their ideas in a new and innovative manner as it applies to laws of physics and your body.

1973-1974 training with U.S. Ski Jumping Team in Banff, Alberta, Canada at Mt. Norquay

Flying High Again – An interview with Terry