Keaton S. Gruda PT, DPT, Cert. DN, EMR

Photo: Keaton S. Gruda PT, DPT, Cert. DN, EMR


Phone: (605) 341-1414
Office: Rapid City, SD

Keaton Gruda graduated from Hope Christian High School in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2013. He went on to pursue his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at The University of New Mexico (UNM). During this time, Keaton spent over four years working as a physical therapy tech at Sandia National Laboratories. Keaton graduated summa cum laude from UNM in spring of 2017.

Following graduation, Keaton was accepted into the physical therapy program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Keaton worked as a teaching assistant for NAU PT, assisting his professors and helping teach the PT classes below him during cadaver dissections, differential diagnosis, and hands-on treatment techniques. Keaton was also able to take part in the student exchange program where he got to attend classes in the physiotherapy program at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. While abroad, he was able to attend his beloved European soccer games.

Keaton has a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and plans to pursue advanced certifications in orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently also holds certifications in dry needling as well as emergency response for injured athletes. 

When not in the clinic, you will find Keaton most likely watching one of his favorite teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Chelsea FC, play in their respective sporting event. He also enjoys playing soccer, hiking, camping, and spending time with his dog.


  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Medical Interests

  • General orthopedics 
  • Sports medicine 
  • Dry needling