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Rose McKernon, PTA

Rose graduated from Anoka-Ramsey Community College with an A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant, and obtained her license July 2022. Rose grew up as a non-athletic child and as an adult started dealing with chronic back pain, and additionally nerve impingement in both arms. Learning about strengthening and exercise allowed Rose to slowly make progress with her back pain and to reduce symptoms down both arms through movement and physical therapy.


A fire was lit and Rose found herself drawn to functional whole body training which led her to join her local CrossFit gym in 2018. After years of working on herself, she was inspired to take the leap and change careers to help others dealing with physical injuries and ongoing chronic conditions. Rose values continuing education thus started Pilates teacher training in 2022, and looks forward to incorporating that knowledge to better serve others.


Prior to becoming a PTA, Rose worked as a Project Manager for a nationwide printing association where she was responsible for facilitating online certification, creating learning content, and additionally layout and design of a textbook of industry specifications and tolerances. Rose grew up helping in her mother’s massage and bodywork business, so becoming part of the PhysiYo family feels like coming home.


Born and raised in Minnesota, Rose enjoys motorcycle, camping with her boyfriend, paddle boarding, hiking/rucking, yoga, Pilates, strength training in her best friend’s garage gym and frisbee/disc golfing.

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