“My physical therapist, Zach, is a caring competent professional that always brings encouragement, a smile and detailed effective treatment. His treatment protocols are not only effective, but he also actively encourages and listens to patient input. Based on that input, he researches and modifies to best promote my health outcome. Finally, his personality and sense of humor makes each appointment something to look forward to.”

Zach Thissen



  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Jamestown


During his Physical Therapy education at University of Jamestown, Zach gained experience treating patients in a variety of settings ranging from outpatient orthopedic, inpatient hospital, and rural general settings. He has a personal interest in aquatic therapy, sports rehab, Parkinson’s management, pain management and general orthopedics.

Areas of Specialty

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization


I grew up in the town of Rosemount Minnesota. I am excited to be in Fargo and be a part of the Bodyworks Physical Therapy family. I am very passionate about helping people past their setbacks that they may be facing and building confidence in my patients to help them reach their physical therapy goals. I take great pride in making a positive impact on my patients’ lives and striving to bring out the best in my patients. In my personal time I enjoy hiking, spending time with my fiance/family, working out, and playing basketball.