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April Priest

Physical Therapist

April Priest, MS, PT, was inspired to become a physical therapist after injuring her shoulder as a collegiate swimmer and embarking on her own rehabilitation journey at Forté, then known as Methodist Sports Medicine. She specializes in the rehabilitation of the upper extremities, knees, feet and ankles, as well as biomechanics and swimming-related injuries. April is also an adjunct professor of physical therapy and prides herself on making education an important part of every patient’s journey to full recovery.  In her free time, you’ll often find April lifting weights, biking, playing women’s tackle football and spending time with her dogs.

Areas of Focus

Orthopedic Integrated Rehabilitation


  • Certified in Graston Technique®
  • Certified in Dry Needling, Levels One and Two
  • Certified in Job Site Analysis
  • Certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations


  • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA – BS Health/Athletic Training
  • University of Indianapolis – MS, PT


  • Indiana University DPT Program – Adjunct Faculty,1994 – present
  • Marian University, Indianapolis – Professor, 2016 - present


  • Summa Cum Laude – Slippery Rock University
It’s very important to me to educate my patients on the how and why of each step of the rehabilitation process. My goal is for each patient to understand why we’re doing an exercise or a particular activity and how it will help them get better.
April Priest
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