Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator

Derek was born and raised in Northwest Washington, and graduated from Ferndale High School. Following graduation he attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2010, and continued on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. After college, Derek began his physical therapy career in the hospital setting, before joining The Summit Rehab staff in May of 2014. Derek enjoys the challenge of working with various complex orthopedic conditions.

Derek is very involved in ice hockey, having played since he was 6 years old. He enjoys his time playing in a local recreational hockey league. Derek also enjoys a variety of other activities including golf, skiing, and biking. He is an avid supporter of his Eastern Eagles football team as well as the Seattle Seahawks.

Derek, his wife, and their daughter live here in Spokane where they enjoy working around their home, getting together with family and friends, as well as spending time in Priest Lake, Idaho.

SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS
-Work Injury Management Programs
-General and complex orthopedics
-Functional Capacity Evaluations
-TMJ

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