Cedar Rapids, Iowa – PCI 29th St.
Phone: Phone: 319-362-6994 | Fax: 319-368-3399
Derek is from Manchester, IA, and currently resides in Cedar Rapids, IA, with his wife and two daughters. Derek received his undergraduate degree from University of Northern Iowa in Movement and Exercise Science and General Business Concepts and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Iowa. He enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and has a special interest in sports medicine, orthopedics, chronic tendinopathy, and general health and wellness. Outside of work he enjoys reading, running, biking, playing volleyball, hiking, cooking, and traveling to see family and friends.
Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I chose to become a physical therapist to help people restore their function and resume doing the various activities they enjoy doing, from helping an individual return to full participation in their favorite sport to helping an individual be able to crawl on the ground with their grandchildren. Additionally, I want to help people develop a greater understanding for the benefits of exercise and physical activity to further improve one’s health and wellness.