Carl Goehner


Carl graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from there as well. Following graduation he completed a one year orthopedic physical therapy residency through UW and Meriter Hospitals in Madison. He has also earned Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (OCS). Carl is our most recent graduate of certification with honors from the Institute of Physical Art’s Functional Manual Therapy™  certification program (CFMT) obtained in August of 2017. Carl and each of the rest of our staff are among the top tier of PT's in the country that have accomplished this challenging and highly respected certification in manual physical therapy. 

Carl’s approach to physical therapy includes a thorough assessment of the problem area and neighboring structures with a detailed interview and history of the patient. Following the bodymechanics practice paradigm, Carl utilizes a uses a combination of hands-on, skilled, manual therapy intervention along with individualized home exercise and self-care methods to address each patient’s symptoms and limitations. Carl is an excellent listener and communicator and a strong believer in educating his patients about the factors that contribute to their symptoms thereby training them to be active participants in their rehab.

“Being a physical therapist is great because I get to work with wide variety of patients and actively help them implement positive change in their lives, improve function and reduce symptoms. I love showing patients that physical therapy is much more than exercise.”


Nearly all of Body Mechanics' patients have been referred to us by friends, family and colleagues.

After sustaining an injury due to overuse / overtraining, I was introduced to Carl through a mutual friend. I was immediately impressed with Carl and the team at Body Mechanics. Carl quickly assessed my injury and developed a plan to not only help me recover from the injury, but strengthen the injured area. I worked with Carl for nearly 4 weeks leading up to my 2015 “A” race, Ironman Wisconsin. As a result of Carl’s work, my injury was behind me and I was able to race the entire day pain free (relatively speaking, it is an Ironman after all).

David Muchow

Carl did a fantastic job last summer getting me through a bad trigger point episode in my hamstring - I even had trouble walking initially. By my last appointment in October I was back to running 60 miles per week and completing track workouts. I’m 100% today and just signed up for a marathon in May - I’m so looking forward to it as I did not race a single time in 2020. I highly recommend Body Mechanics PT to my friends!


bodymechanics locations

807 N. Jefferson
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (map)

1177 Quail Court | Suite 200
Pewaukee, WI 53072  (map)