Expert-Level. Compassionate. Committed.

Our Team

Our Expert Team Knows St. Joseph Physical Therapy For Pain & Movement Problems.


No other St. Joseph physical therapy clinic can offer the expert-level training and education of the Spine and Sport team. Our state-of-the-art facility and highly-specialized team is committed to reducing pain and increasing movement across an entire range of physical therapy treatments. In every interaction at Spine and Sport, you will find top-notch credentials and a commitment to continuing education toward solving pain from an integrated approach. We truly strive to answer the question each day for every patient “What’s the REAL cause of the pain?”

Our founder, Fred Shonkwiler, is a regional expert in elite physical therapy education, holding prestigious credentials from both the Postural Restoration Institute and in Applied Functional Science. He applies this extensive knowledge across the therapist team, always striving for a collaborative environment with multiple treatments and solutions for pain. Additional credentials and degrees among Spine and Sport therapists include Saint Louis University, Rockhurst University, Herman and Wallace, the Gray Institute and Washington University. Come meet our team to see how this education and experience is applied in a welcoming and patient-focused atmosphere for St. Joseph physical rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Our Team’s Specialized Education Includes:

  • Rockhurst University
  • Back School of Atlanta
  • Gray Institute, Fellowship for Applied Functional Science
  • Postural Restoration Institute
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy,
  • Washington University
  • Doctoral Program, Saint Louis University
  • Texas Woman’s University of Dallas
  • Missouri State University
  • Manual Therapy Residence, Ola Grimsby, Norway
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • Herman and Wallace Level 1
  • Institute of Birth Healing Holistic Treatment of the Pregnant Body
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • 3DMAPS Certification, Gray Institute
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
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Our Mission

We are committed to providing cutting-edge and evidence-based care, along with specialty programs that meet the needs of our community

Spine & Sport Physical Therapy1213 N. Belt Hwy, Ste H
St Joseph, MO 64506

816-279-7778

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