Don earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, where he also received his Bachelor’s Degree in the study of Healthcare Management, graduating magna cum laude. Don has gained clinical experience in both sports and orthopedic outpatient settings, as well as inpatient neurological and sub-acute rehabilitation. Following graduation, Don returned to his native Long Island and developed his skills in a sports/orthopedic clinic, which helped focus his interest on manual therapy, functional rehabilitation programs, and post-operative therapy; especially of the knee, shoulder, and ankle.
Don’s interest in physical therapy developed from his long background of competing in athletics at the youth, high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate level. During his undergraduate studies, Don was a member of the Misericordia University Men’s Lacrosse team. He also participated in semi-professional football following his college career. Don’s years of athletics, injuries, and rehabilitation sparked his desire to become a physical therapist and help other athletes/active individuals return to their peak level of fitness and function. While finishing his Doctorate, Don’s love for teaching and developing athletes lead him to become the Varsity Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach of the local Dallas high school, helping lead the team to a second-place conference finish. His passion for learning has Don studying to obtain his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
When not helping others maximize their recovery, Don stays active by working out, playing sports, scuba diving, and skiing. In his free time, he loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, attend sporting events, and learn new things.