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Kevin Dandy

Kevin Dandy, PT, MPT, CMPT, CDN

Kevin Dandy,

PT, MPT, CMPT, CDN

Physical Therapist

Kevin has nearly 20 years of experience successfully treating a diverse array of complex orthopedic conditions related to the spine and extremities, sports-medicine injuries, and post-surgical interventions.  Kevin has been an integral part of the VTFC team since 2006. In addition to spine, Kevin has a special interest in knee and shoulder dysfunction. His patient’s have ranged from young to professional athletes and weekend warriors of all ages.  He is also active as an educator in the field.  As a lead instructor, Kevin teaches advanced dry needling technique and clinical reasoning to other physical therapists across the country. 

Kevin firmly believes that finding and addressing the root of the problem, and not just treating symptoms, is the key to quality physical therapy.  Working as a team, patients can expect to be active, improving strength, movement, and function.  Education is also a pillar of Kevin’s treatment model.  Patients will have a clear understanding of why they are in pain and have tools to self-manage symptoms and overall function.  Holding certifications in manual physical therapy and advanced dry needling, Kevin has advanced training in hands-on treatment including spine and extremity joint manipulation, mobilization, trigger point dry needling, manual and tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release.  Kevin employs hands-on treatment to facilitate active movement and exercise to reduce pain, restore function, increase resiliency, and help each patient reach his or her individual goals. 

Getting to know Kevin

Why did you become a physical therapist?

I dislocated my kneecap playing soccer as a youth. The injury was painful and the recovery was arduous after a prolonged period of immobilization. My knee was stiff and my leg was weak. The silver lining to that injury was that I was introduced to PT, realized the value and importance of helping people restore function. It was at that time that I decided to make physical therapy my career choice.

What are your hobbies?

I love being outdoors. I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and everything in between.

What do you hope your patients take away from working with you?

The human body is amazing. It has a tremendous power to heal and recover. My main job as a PT is to motivate, educate, and facilitate optimal healing to allow improved performance and pain free function.

Education

Masters in Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University

Bachelor of Science, Biology University of Delaware

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT)

Completed Certification in Dry Needling (CDN)

North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Levels I-IV

Advanced trigger point and functional dry needling

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation training, Institute of Physical Art

Kinesiology taping certification, Spider Tech

Lead Instructor, Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT)

Getting to know Kevin

Why did you become a physical therapist?

I dislocated my kneecap playing soccer as a youth. The injury was painful and the recovery was arduous after a prolonged period of immobilization. My knee was stiff and my leg was weak. The silver lining to that injury was that I was introduced to PT, realized the value and importance of helping people restore function. It was at that time that I decided to make physical therapy my career choice.

What are your hobbies?

I love being outdoors. I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and everything in between.

What do you hope your patients take away from working with you?

The human body is amazing. It has a tremendous power to heal and recover. My main job as a PT is to motivate, educate, and facilitate optimal healing to allow improved performance and pain free function.

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