Dan Sullivan

Dan-Sulivan-2013Dan was born and raised in Randolph, Massachusetts. He received his physical therapy training in Boston University’s Master’s Degree program and graduated in 1983, specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics. He immediately began clinical work in a sports medicine clinic in Denver, Colorado, honing his skills with Olympic athletes and the Chicago White Sox AAA farm team. His love of the ocean and outdoors brought him to Maine via a cross-country bicycle ride in 1987 and he became director of the rehabilitation department in a local hospital. After 10 years of clinical practice he completed a four-year intensive study of movement using the Feldenkrais Method and became a certified practitioner in 1994. This specialty is achieved by less than 1% of physical therapists. His interests in the martial arts lead to completion of his Black Belt training in Kenpo Karate in 2002 and an on-going practice of Tai Chi Chuan.

Dan’s clinical interests lie in sport medicine and orthopedics especially treating people with spine and shoulder injuries. His own experience with playing and coaching ice hockey has given him special insight into training strategies to improve performance and prevent injury for athletes. Dan explains, “helping an athlete develop greater efficiency can increase their skill level at any age. It is especially rewarding to witness that happening in patients as they recover from injury or surgery.”

He's a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic and Sports Medicine section of the APTA, and North American Feldenkrais Guild. Dan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dan enjoys spending his time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and swimming in the cold waters of Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Golfing in the summer and ice hockey in the winter are treats, and he cycles whenever and where ever he can around the state of Maine.