September 2021 Newsletter

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Blink, and here we are, it's September! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy and can get outdoors and enjoy the Fall season.

We have some exciting news to share. Two new therapists are joining the DSPT team! Please welcome Doctors of Physical Therapy, Jenny Davis and Nathan Sherwood. We've asked them to tell us a little bit about themselves so you can get to know them. If you'd like to make an appointment with Jenny or Nathan, give us a call!

Jenny Davis

Jenny Davis, PT, DPT

Jenny earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University Brooklyn. She graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and minor in Spanish. While at LIU, Jenny developed her passion for manual therapy by taking courses through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA).

Prior to joining Dynamic Sports PT, Jenny began her career practicing in an orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Fairfax, Virginia where she further developed her functional manual therapy skills through the IPA coursework. Jenny focuses on using manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education and functional exercises to help her patients return to the activities they love.

What led you to become a PT?
I spent a lot of time playing sports growing up and my own injuries and recoveries led me to develop a passion to help others recover from their injuries. I also love meeting new people daily and being able to get to the root of their problems so they can achieve their highest potential.

What are some of your favorite treatment techniques?
I enjoy treating using the functional mobilization treatment technique from the Institute of Physical Art. It allows me to find mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control deficits that are causing pain and difficulties with function. I pair manual therapy treatment with the appropriate therapeutic exercises to get people back to their previous activities.

What's your favorite way to stay active?
I enjoy going for walks, weightlifting and yoga.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love spending time in the Adirondacks water skiing and hiking, baking/cooking, reading and exploring new places to eat in the city.

Jenny Davis

Nathan Sherwood, PT, DPT, CSCS

Nathan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in Brooklyn. He is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Nathan understands that each patient has their own unique set of qualities that require an individualized plan. He emphasizes manual therapy, motor learning, and corrective exercise in his treatment approach. He has furthered his education with multiple continuing education courses through organizations such as the Institute of Physical Art and the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. Nathan is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) through the ACSM, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the NASM.

What led you to become a PT?
The short version is that I was working as a personal trainer and saw a need in my clientele that was rehabilitative as well as performance-based. Without further education, I did not feel I had all the tools to do the work I wanted to do with people. Additionally, I had sustained a number of significant injuries earlier on in life. Having been both a patient and a practitioner has given me an added appreciation of the physical therapy field.

What are some of your specialties?
Since becoming a physical therapist I have been fascinated with furthering my manual therapy skills. I practice multiple myofascial release techniques, joint and soft tissue mobilizations, and PNF approaches. I am perpetually working to improve and expand on those skills. I am certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment as well as the Functional Movement Screen. My previous career as a personal trainer gave me a lot of experience in the application of appropriate exercise. In addition to my previous clientele, I also volunteered in the strength & conditioning department at Long Island University during my undergrad. Between that and going through a mentorship program at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Woburn, MA, I have a good deal of experience with sports performance.

What's your favorite way to stay active?
I am an avid weightlifter and also enjoy many activities that can be done out in nature, such as rucking or hiking. I have studied martial arts for most of my life. A simple way I enjoy being active is to go to a place I've never been and just walk around and explore. My two young children also keep me on my toes. Chasing them around always brings a smile to all our faces.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I get easily carried away with cooking. I very much enjoy making meals for friends and family. I also dabble in the arts. I used to be an actor in regional theater productions. I played bass guitar in an NYC-based band for many years. These days I take a lot of joy from spending time with my wife and kids.