Mitchell St. Clair, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Mitchell St. Clair, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

  • Specialty

    Physical Therapy

  • Education

    Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (2021)
    Briar Cliff University
    Sioux City, IA

    Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (2015)
    Minor: Bioethics and Humanities
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA


Mitchell St. Clair holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Briar Cliff University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and former personal trainer.

He launched his physical therapy career as a traveling PT, working in multiple locations and caring for a wide variety of patients. Passionate about fitness and an athlete himself, he naturally gravitated towards orthopedic assignments and after four contracts in Alaska, decided to stay.

Today he is a vital member of the OPA Therapy Services team in Anchorage. He is passionate about the field of physical therapy, is an active member of the Alaska chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, and seeks to improve the health of his local community. He volunteers at the APTA Alaska's Community Clinic which offers pro bono services to those struggling to afford physical therapy care.

When he’s not helping patients in the clinic, he enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing.

  • Other Education

    Studies at South Seattle College
    (Non-degree student)
    Seattle, WA

    Associates of Science in Biology (2012)
    “Running Start” dual enrollment program designed for academically motivated high school students.
    Highline College
    Des Moines, WA

  • Certifications & Continuing Education
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (Nov. ’16)
    • CPR, AED, & EMR certified, American Red Cross (May ’21-‘23)
    • Nebraska State Clinic, National Strength and Conditioning Association (1.5 CEU’s – Jan. ’19, Nov. ‘19)
    • Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Symposium, CNOS Foundation (6.5 credit hours – Nov. ’18, Sept. ‘19)
    • Iowa Physical Therapy Association Fall/Spring Conferences (10.0 credit hours – Nov ’19)
    • Medbridge Education (multiple physical therapy courses – 2022)
  • Honors & Awards
    • Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society, Epsilon Beta chapter, Briar Cliff University; March 2021
    • Pro Bono National Honor Society; March 2021
    • Distinguished Graduate Student, Briar Cliff University;May 2020
    • Distinguished Emerging Leader, Briar Cliff Univ. Department of Physical Therapy; May 2019
  • Current Professional Memberships
    • American Physical Therapy association, member
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association, professional member
  • Presentations and Scholarly Contributions
    • St. Clair M, Wienk B. (2022). SPT and SPTA tandem learning in a pro bono environment: a model for intraprofessional learning. J of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy.
    • Rykaczewski M, Chapman S, Goehring T, St. Clair M. Challenges and Solutions to Clinic Expansion. (Lecture presented at the Pro Bono Network Midwestern Regional Conference, April 6, 2019, Bolivar, MO)


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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