Serving Bisman and surrounding areas

Dakota Physical Therapy, PC | Therapy | Bismarck, ND


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Compassionate Physical Therapists

Serving the region since 2001

As Dakota Physical Therapy, PC is a private practice, you will have therapists

capable of developing individual plans of care. Therapists are compassionate

and work with various age groups, treating you like you are part of the family.

Personalized physical therapy care

Chad Bergan, MPT


I was born in Bismarck, ND to Randy and Wanda Bergan. My parents and grandparents owned a farm in McClusky, ND. In 1982, we moved off of the farm to Minot, where I attended school until the sixth grade. At that point, we moved to Burlington, where my Mom and Dad still reside and I attended school through 12th grade. I then started school at MSU in the fall of 1996 until transferring to University of Mary for graduate school in 2001. April Schalesky and I were married shortly before making our move to Bismarck. We both graduated in 2003, April with her computer science degree and I with a Masters in Physical Therapy. I started working immediately with SCCI hospital in Mandan and we bought a house and started our family. I started with Dakota Physical Therapy

in 2004 and April returned to school to start her Physical Therapy education.

In 2007, after two children, April and I bought Dakota Physical Therapy, PC.

We have both been hard at it ever since, working to build our practice and provide the best quality Physical Therapy in the Bismarck/Mandan area. My specialties are in out-patient rehabilitation, Nutrition, and Supplementation.

My goal is to help patients prevent disease, decrease chances of surgery, and

get them back to their desired level of function.



April Bergan, DPT


After graduating from the University of Mary in 2008 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, April began working for Dakota Physical Therapy. April now runs the Touchmark clinic in Bismarck. Specializing in all Outpatient and Aquatic Physical Therapy, April focuses on restoring correct posture and movement in order to decrease pain and improve mobility. April currently lives in Mandan, ND with her husband and two children. In her spare time, April enjoys snowboarding as well as mountain biking with her family.



Chris Gietzen, DPT


My name is Chris Gietzen and I am originally from the Bismarck area. I attended college at the University of North Dakota where I received my Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Following graduation is started working at Dakota Physical Therapy. I mainly work in the Mandan Clinic and enjoy treating a variety of injuries including cervical pain, lumbar pain, arthritic conditions and any

sports injury. I also perform the orthotic fitting for Dakota Physical Therapy. Outside of work, I enjoy all hunting and fishing activities and spending time with my wife and child.

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Focusing on your health

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