Tim Petrie

Tim Petrie, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist


Orthopedics, Sports Medicine


Marquette University



Tim has been working as a physical therapist for over 12 years, most recently in the sports medicine setting. In this role, he has worked with both amateur and professional athletes as they rehab from injuries and return to the sports they love.

Tim also has a passion for health writing. In the last five years, he has published over 70 articles in both online forums and local publications.


Tim received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy as well as his Bachelors in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

He is also a board certified specialist in orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Verywell Health Editorial Process

Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

Learn More
More From Tim Petrie, DPT, OCS