Dr. D

TF3 Certified Clinician
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, TF3CC / LIC. #40QA01457200

Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

I have been fascinated with the human body for as long as I can remember and being a gymnast for the majority of my life played a major role in developing this passion.  A D1 gymnast at the University of Rhode Island, I was able to see how lifestyle, mindset, and proper training can have a significant impact on not only performance but injury prevention as well.  It is here I learned through my own failures and successes what goes into creating the ultimate level of human performance. 

After my career as a gymnast came to a close, I realized I needed some form of physical competition in my life. I signed up for my first Olympic distance triathlon with Team in Training.  As a previously anaerobic athlete, transitioning to an endurance athlete opened my eyes to a whole new realm of training and challenges.  Being an endurance athlete not only requires physical conditioning, but cognitive focus, mental toughness, time management, and intelligent training and fueling. 

With 5+ years as a doctor of physical therapy and being a Board Certified Sports and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist I have worked with a wide variety of high level athletes including NFL players, Olympic athletes, professional triathletes, MMA fighters, marathon runners, competitive college and high school athletes as well as weekend warriors.  I look at the individual as a whole person and utilize effective manual techniques, neuromuscular reeducation, and appropriate exercise to optimize client outcomes.

Recognizing the demands of an athlete’s sport as well as the unique personal demands of an individual is where you can take performance, training, and injury prevention to the next level.  Being able to take objective biomarkers in conjunction with biomechanical analysis to personalize a plan is what can bring you safely to the peek of your personal performance.  Being part of team Four3 allows every athlete the opportunity to reach their personal potential.