Daniel Young DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

I am from a small northern town in Michigan, and also grew up in Colorado and Minnesota with my dad being in the Air Force. I graduated from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI with my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2012. After persisting through numerous setbacks and rejection letters, I attended physical therapy school at the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA and earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in August of 2018.

Growing up playing football, hockey, and baseball in an organized fashion, and just about every other sport possible in a recreational setting, I have always tried to stay active. Throughout my athletic career, I was fortunate enough to never have suffered an injury requiring therapy or rehabilitation, but that recovery process always interested me and was what sparked my interest in the physical therapy profession.

It has been a dream come true to make it back to Colorado and be able to work in the Vail Valley. I look forward to meeting everyone who can fill me in on the best spots to hike or ride my mountain bike and snowboard, share the secret tips on local golf courses, and to work with you to get you back to the activities you love. Lions and Tigers and Avs, oh my!

CV
Education: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos, CA
• Doctorate of Physical Therapy, August 2018
• Graduated with Honors
• Advanced Manual Therapy Coursework completed
Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
• BS Exercise Science, April 2012
Work Experience: Vail Integrative Medical Group Avon, CO December 2018
• Provided short-term assistance as physical therapist in outpatient clinic utilizing physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy services
• Collaborated with chiropractors and massage therapists to optimize recovery plan for patient
Clinical Experience: Select Physical Therapy Colorado Springs, CO March-April 2018
• 8-week clinical rotation, Outpatient Orthopedic setting
• Evaluated and treated primarily adult population, utilizing manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic activities, modalities, and patient education to improve patient understanding on symptoms, decrease pain, and improve daily function
• Presented in-service on chronic pain and central sensitization, creating a worksheet for patients focusing on lateral reconstruction as the first treatment step to help retrain brain
Falcon Physical Therapy Colorado Springs, CO January-February 2018
• 8-week clinical rotation, Outpatient Orthopedic setting
• Evaluated and treated a diverse population of patients, ranging from school-age to geriatric, with treatments utilizing manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education to improve patient function and allow patient to return to recreational activities
• Performed injury screens on local high-school athletes, and prescribed home exercise programs with emphasis on return to sport
• Presented in-service on most effective shoulder strengthening exercises based off muscle activation studies for improved muscle balance and injury prevention, in a simple brochure for easy distribution
Capistrano Beach Care Center Capistrano Beach, CA July-August 2017
• 7-week clinical rotation, Skilled Nursing Facility
• Evaluated and treated primarily geriatric population, using therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and gait training for improved daily functioning to allow return to home environment
• Performed treatments on long-term care residents to facilitate improved pain levels, maintain range of motion, improve functional mobility and quality of life
• Presented in-service on various patient precautions following surgeries, and provided reminder handouts for improved patient compliance
Work Experience: Front Range Orthopedics-Rehab Technician CHPG March 2015-April 2016
• Responsible for delegated direct or indirect patient care
• Initiated and follows through on communication with supervising therapist
• Assisted with safe and appropriate two person assist tasks
`Colorado Sports and Spine Center- Rehab Tech. II Aug. 2013-March 2015
• Assisted with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks
• Accepted direction from clinician related to patient care tasks
• Worked in 6 different clinics due to PRN job status
Volunteer Experience:
• Essentia Health Duluth Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services
o Physical Therapy (PT) Inpatient Setting- 253 hours
• Essentia Health Hermantown Clinic
o PT Outpatient Setting- 42 hours
• Benedictine Health Center
o PT Long Term Care Setting- 21 hours
Certifications/Memberships/Licenses:
• Colorado Physical Therapist License, PTL0016084
o Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
• American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
o California and Colorado Chapters
o Member since May 2016, Renewal Date: June 2019
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
o Issue Date: May 2018; Renewal Date: May 2020
• Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
o Issue Date: May 2018; Renewal Date: May 2020

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