About TRIA

About TRIA

From orthopedics and sports medicine, to orthopedic urgent care, physical therapy and beyond, TRIA offers you world-class orthopedic care that’s comprehensive, convenient and compassionate. It’s why you’re treated and how you’re treated by TRIA.

Orthopedic services

We offer a wide variety of services to care for any of your orthopedic injuries or conditions. We also have convenient clinic locations around the metro with the option to schedule an in-person or video visit appointment based on your preference. You can also simply walk into any of our orthopedic urgent care locations for your immediate orthopedic care needs. 

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Orthopedic urgent care

We have the only orthopedic urgent care in Minnesota staffed by board-certified primary care sports medicine physicians. So, whether you’re a professional athlete or weekend warrior, you’ll receive the same expert orthopedic care and access to same-day physical therapy, hand therapy, imaging and orthopedic surgeons.

History of TRIA  

TRIA was born out of a desire to empower patients to be involved in their care and strengthen the connection between patients and their physicians.

The first step was forming a partnership between a private sports medicine practice (The Orthopedic Center), a multi-specialty health care provider (Park Nicollet Health Services) and an academic center (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota Physicians). The founding orthopedic surgeons had a goal to improve care and lead the way in orthopedic research and education, all while making it easier for patients, care providers, insurance companies and hospitals to work together.

On March 15, 2005, TRIA opened at 494 & France Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, offering comprehensive orthopedic care – from diagnosis to treatment to surgery – at one convenient location. TRIA has experienced tremendous growth in recent years to accommodate an increasing number of patients and care providers.

TRIA has brought many advancements to the market, such as Minnesota’s first walk-in orthopedic urgent care, a sport concussion program for comprehensive management of concussions, and the innovative hotel recovery program. Through collaboration with the TRIA Institute, physicians and staff continue to develop new programs while collecting, measuring and evaluating patient care to improve and accelerate recovery.


The Orthopedic Center

Sports medicine doctors from The Orthopedic Center have served as team physicians to Minnesota professional sports teams and numerous local colleges and high-school athletic programs for more than 25 years. The result is improved management of sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages and skill levels. TRIA’s sports-medicine physicians are committed to both patient care and investing in education and research. Future sports medicine professionals are trained through TRIA’s accredited sports medicine fellowship program in affiliation with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. In 2011, The Orthopedic Center doctors became part of University of Minnesota Physicians. The partnership is a natural fit with The Orthopedic Center’s team physician activity and focuses on fellowship education.

HealthPartners & Park Nicollet

In 2013, Park Nicollet Health Services, one of TRIA’s founders, combined with HealthPartners, a top-ranked commercial health plan serving medical and dental health plan members nationwide. The combination of two complementary, like-minded organizations provides stronger coordination of patient care and establishes links between care and insurance leading to increased transparency, choice and value for customers. HealthPartners is now the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community.

University of Minnesota Physicians

University of Minnesota Physicians have brought a strong background in research and education to TRIA, providing clinical care and teaching the next generation of leaders. TRIA employs academic faculty from University of Minnesota across the spectrum of orthopedic medicine and maintains a nationally recognized education program for orthopedic surgery residents and fellows.