Dave Wheeler

Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist:

I have always been fascinated with how the body functions to create even the simplest of motions.  I also have a strong commitment to making the world a better place, one experience at a time.  Physical Therapy combines the science of movement with improving the lives of our patients.  It seemed like a perfect fit.  

Continuing Education Commitment:

I earned my Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1998.  Since that time I have strived to take as many continuing education courses as possible.  I believe that this benefits my patients as I learn new and better techniques with each class.  I have earned other certifications, as well.  I am recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI).   I am also a Credentialed Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS).  I am currently enrolled in an advanced manual therapy program and when this is completed, I will be a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).  

Personal Interests:

I am a devoted father and love spending time with my daughter.  I enjoy hiking, camping, and anything we can do outdoors.  I also enjoy cooking, especially if it is for someone else.  

Educational Background:

I graduated from Washington State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and from Idaho State University in 1998 with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree.