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Dr. Daniel Connors



Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Level I Weight Lifting Club Coach, First Aid, certified Emergency Medical Responder, and CPR certified. Board certified Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association

Experience: Before opening JumpStart, Dan was previously employed as a staff physical therapist at The Children's Hospital in Boston, where he worked with a pediatric and adult population. During that time period he was one of the physical therapists for the professional dancers at The Boston Ballet. He has worked with patients of all abilities from birth to adult. He is a lacrosse player who served as a part time boy's varsity assistant lacrosse coach at Acton Boxboro Regional High School for seven years and coached youth lacrosse in Framingham. Dan is currently a youth hockey and lacrosse coach in Hopkinton. Dan has made several television appearances, lectured to his colleagues, physicians, coaches, and athletic trainers on Core stability, ACL injury prevention, transitioning the patient/athlete from rehabilitation to sport, plyometrics, pediatric physical therapy, and functional training. Dan has been a speaker at the national physical therapy conference, American Physical Therapy Association state chapter meetings, state annual conference, and co-authored Sculpting the Complete Athlete for the New Millennium an internet course for physical therapists, strength coaches, athletic trainers, and coaches. Dan has a special interest in treating shoulders and is a member of the Massachusetts American Physical Therapy Association Special Interest Group on Shoulders.