Derek graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NY Medical College. He obtained specialized training in the McKenzie approach and Paris methodologies and he has applied this expertise to the treatment of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Merging his education and clinical knowledge, Derek has been able to provide effective treatment to address many different conditions ranging from post surgical issues to overuse injuries. Derek’s previous background as a personal trainer allowed him to gain a strong understanding of human movement and the principles of strength and conditioning. He has continued to build upon this foundation and constantly draws upon his knowledge both personally and professionally. An avid runner, he has completed multiple marathons. Derek translates this experience to design individualized programs for his clients, focusing on transitioning them from a therapeutic environment to a life-long exercise routine. Outside of work, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters who share his love of outdoor adventures including hiking, kayaking, snowboarding and camping.