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Dan Smires, PT, MDT, graduated from New York State University at Brooklyn with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1991. He was a senior physical therapist at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York City where he also taught physiology to the physical therapy assistant class at New York University.
Dan moved to New Jersey in 1997, where he has worked in outpatient as well as sub acute settings, specializing in orthopaedic rehabilitation. In 2001, he became one of approximately 750 Certified McKenzie therapists in the world specializing in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of spine related disorders. Dan specializes in orthopaedic physical therapy and has advanced instruction in Redcord therapy as well as biomechanical foot and ankle evaluation and treatment. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, their two young daughters and golden retriever, Piper. Dan also enjoys cooking and is an avid fisherman, if not in practice at least in desire.
Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.