Sports Medicine and Orthotic Therapy
Dan was born in Chicago, Illinois and received his Associate degree in Science with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He received his degree as a PTA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1985 and his B.S. in PT from Northwestern University in 1987. Before beginning his physical therapy career, Dan played college baseball at S.I.U. and professional baseball as a minor league infielder in the NY Mets organization in 1986.
Dan began his physical therapy career at Providence Hospital in Medford before moving to La Jolla, California and specializing in sports medicine at the Shiley Sports and Health Center of Scripps Clinic.
Dan was the consultant for the San Diego Padres from 1989- 1993. This experience led to his becoming the official physical therapist for the Oakland A’s from 1993-1996.
Dan specializes in baseball injuries and orthotic therapy. He is also a college and high school baseball coach and most recently coached the club baseball team at SOU and the JV team at Ashland High School.
His main interests include working as a coach, country dancing and various fitness-related activities as well as working with at-risk youth.