Dr. Dan Luczka, PT, DPT
My interest in physical therapy began in middle school when I saw a friend go through months of physical therapy for a back injury. I was fascinated by the positive impact a physical therapist could have both physically and mentally during the recovery process. Personally, I have also needed physical therapy for a low back injury, foot fracture and a concussion from martial arts. Requiring physical therapy myself, has given me an appreciation for what happens when someone is sidelined from doing what they love to do.
I have had a passion for movement my entire life. Starting at a young age, I became involved with martial arts, in which I continue to practice today. I have competed in many tournaments, throughout my years of training with over 150 wins domestically and internationally. My training in martial arts has helped me tremendously as a physical therapist. In martial arts, you must be able to teach various ages and abilities how to perform specific techniques, or find ways to strengthen them or improve their flexibility so they can do so. Similarly, in physical therapy, I educate persons of various ages and abilities how to perform specific movements and again, find ways to help them gain strength or flexibility to achieve those therapeutic movement patterns.
I graduated with my Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University in 2011 and earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Neumann University in 2016. While at Neumann, I had the opportunity to complete several clinical affiliations in sports medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, and intensive care unit (ICU) settings. Although, I have gained experience working with patients of all ages and various diagnoses, I am especially interested in manual therapy of the spine, sports rehabilitation, hip, knee, and ankle injuries as well as concussion management. My passion to be the best athlete I can, has lead me to get my CSCS- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialty administered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2016. This knowledge allows me to take an athlete from an injury back to not only daily activities, but back to their previous level of performance making them ready to jump back into the game.
My philosophy is to treat the entire person and not just their body part. By creating individualized treatment plans, I can not only assure quality of care, I can improve a person’s ability to move as a whole, therefore decreasing the chances for re-injury in the future.
When I am not helping patients achieve their goals, I enjoying rock climbing, weight training, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dan, please call our Chester Springs location at (610) 458-6464, or email him at email@example.com.