Dan Yankee, LPTA
"Upon my return to Michigan after 11 years in SE Florida, I began working in the field of Physical Therapy in the Port Huron area in 2003. It wasn't too long after that I realized that this was the profession that I needed to be in. My interest and understanding of the human body as it pertained to my love of exercise made it a logical decision. I graduated with honors from Mott Community College in Flint, MI with an Associates of Applied Science. I have worked mainly in outpatient orthopedic settings, but have also spent time treating in assisted living and home care settings. I really enjoy the fact that Physical Therapy is one of the few healthcare professions in which I can work one-on-one with patients. This personal care makes me feel that I can create a bond and a lifelong lasting change with my patients. I enjoy working with all different types of conditions, and also educating my clients that Physical Therapy rehabilitation, with its goal of restoring function, is a great alternative to medication for pain relief. I continue to strive to learn new concepts and techniques regularly, and have completed several continuing education courses over my years -- some these include certification in Kinesio Taping Application, The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy For The Lumbar Spine, Mulligan Concept Manual Techniques, and Gray Institutes Chain Reaction (Functional Movement).
I currently reside in Lexington, MI with my beautiful wife (an educator for Cros-Lex Schools) and daughter (currently a sophomore at Cros-Lex HS). I also have a wonderful son who is in his junior year at MSU's Business School. And…..I have an 11 year old jack russell (Sunday) whose high anxiety and love of exercise keeps me moving. We all have a love of sport and exercise, and I still try to keep in shape as much as time allows. My history includes multiple road and trail marathons, as well as multiple triathlons & duathlons. I still have goals of possibly completing an ultra-marathon, a possible ironman, and have begun interest in adventure racing.
I am excited to be joining the team at Prostaff Physical Therapy in Yale and look forward to working with the community to restore their function and allow them to get back to doing what they enjoy."
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