Derek Dathe

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Ice hockey
Playing guitar

Derek Dathe began his academic career at Nassau Community College (NCC) in Garden City, NY where he received his A.A.S. and became a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). During his time at NCC, he served as the class president of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and went on to graduate summa cum laude in 2014. Desiring more academically, Derek immediately began his pursuit of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Derek received his B.S. in Sport Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and in 2018, started his physical therapy education at the University of Findlay's PTA to DPT Bridge Program—a unique program, exclusive to working PTAs, designed to fortify their robust knowledge with that of a physical therapist.

During his time at the University of Findlay, his hockey-focused research entitled, Physical therapy rehabilitation of an adolescent ice hockey goalie following bilateral acetabular labral repairs: A retrospective case report, was accepted and presented as a poster at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, CO, February 2020.

Derek possesses a strong interest in manual therapy, orthopedics, and performance. Derek is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). Derek is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and also holds a Weightlifting Level 1 certification through USA Weightlifting (USAW). Derek believes in harmonizing the fine-tuning provided by manual therapy, with the ideals of proper strength training, to elicit a sound, lasting response.

Derek has played and coached competitive ice hockey for decades, which drove his clinical passion for working with ice hockey athletes. He is also an avid musician and enjoys playing guitar, and writing music when away from the office.

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