Dr. Daniel Davids PT DPT CSCS
Dr. Daniel Davids PT DPT CSCS grew up in Queens, NY with a niche for communicating with others. He loved to listen and learn about his friends, family, and community members. These social skills led him to choose a career path in teaching health education. Daniel attended SUNY Cortland to receive his Bachelors in Health Science Education.
While in Cortland, he also fed another yearning: He became a professional wrestler! Like the sports entertainers seen on TV, Daniel was able to perform his trade in front of thousands of fans. While touring the Northeast and maintaining his studies, Daniel became enthralled with fitness, specifically how it related to anatomy and physiology.
Daniel was granted the Ross L. Allen award for his administrative leadership potential, academic excellence, and qualities of warmth, sincerity, and “joie de vivre” or “love of life” throughout his studies in Cortland, before his undergraduate studies came to an end, Daniel met Laura, a beautiful woman who lived just two blocks away from his home in Queens, with whom he had gone to elementary and middle school.
Knowing his interests, strengths and personality, Laura introduced Daniel to the world of physical therapy while she began medical school at Stony Brook University. With his eyes now opened to the immense possibilities and excitement of this field, he quickly applied and was accepted to Stony Brook University’s Physical Therapy doctoral graduate program and was even elected class president. While studying for the grueling physical therapy boards, Daniel decided to further improve his skill set by becoming certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). During his first year of private practice, Daniel became certified in functional movement through the FMS, or functional movement system.
Daniel always makes time to give back to his community. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Windows of Opportunity, a non-profit organization with a focus on individual diversity, offering empowering services, leadership training, support, guidance and assistance to those who seek it, with the sole intent of preparing youth for a healthier transition into their future.
Despite the name recently changing from “Daniel Davids Physical Therapy” to “The Traveling Physical Therapist”, the backbone and culture of the business has not faltered. Even our platinum rule applies: Treat every patient the way he would want another physical therapist to treat his mother if she needed assistance.
Daniel, his wife Laura, daughter Charlotte, and son Zachary moved out to Dix Hills in the summer of 2018. When Daniel is not doing workshops locally at Synagogues and Long Island libraries or meeting new patients, he enjoys working on stained glass, cooking, educating clinical students and pre-PT students, physical fitness, listening and reading non-fiction, and playing with his two babies, Zack and Charlotte.