Our goal is to remain on the leading edge of medical advances in rehabilitative treatment and injury prevention.
About South Florida Physical Therapy Associates
South Florida Physical Therapy Associates (SFPTA) is committed to providing the highest quality of health service to help you restore and maintain optimum health at an affordable price. Utilizing a team approach, we strive to restore each patient to optimum health and well-being. A completely individualized program will be designed utilizing the most advanced combination of treatment options available. At SFPTA our goal is to offer relief care while working to correct and maintain your health, with you as an active participant. The most successful health program is devoted to both healing and restoration of complete function.
We are committed to staying on the leading edge of medical advances in rehabilitative treatment and injury prevention.
Daniel D. Deane
PT, DPT, CSM – Founder & President
Dr. Daniel D. Deane was born May 15, 1969 just outside of Washington D.C. in the suburbs of
Adelphi, Maryland where he was a 4 year letter winner and McDonalds All-American in
Basketball at High Point High School.
Highly recruited by the nations top basketball programs, Daniel signed a scholarship to attend a
little known Division I Men’s Basketball program in Fairfax, VA, named George Mason
University. While there, Daniel and his teammates won the schools first NCAA tournament bid
into the field of 64 in March of 1989. Although they would go on to lose in the first round to the
Indiana Hoosiers coached by Bobby Knight, Daniel’s team would finish the season a very
respectful 21-9. His teams amassed a cumulative winning percentage of .700% during his 4 years
of competition and he was named first team Academic All-American in the Colonial Athletic
Association in the spring of 1990. In 2006, fifteen years removed from the program, the George
Mason Patriots Basketball team would go on their historic NCAA tournament run and first ever
Final Four appearance, losing to the eventual Champion Florida Gators.
Upon graduating from GMU in the Spring of 1992 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in
Physical Education, Daniel was accepted into the Masters Program in Physical Therapy at the
University of Maryland at Baltimore in the Summer of 1993. While there, Daniel focused his
studies towards the area of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Daniel would graduate with Honors
in the Spring of 1996 with both a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Physical Therapy.
Following 2 years of service at a local outpatient rehab center near his home in Bowie, MD,
Daniel altered his career path drastically, moving to the Atlanta, GA area where he took a job as a
Clinical Director just two years removed from his studies. It didn’t take long there for Daniel to
aspire towards opening a clinic of his own and so the Per4mance Golf Medical & Sports Clinic
was born in the fall of 2000. Here, golfers of all skill levels and handicaps could go and have their
golf swings analyzed, as well as a complete physical analysis performed to help determine
problems which may be hindering their performance on the golf links.
In 2002, Daniel sold the rights to his practice and moved yet further South to Tampa, Florida
where he began a small consulting company Per4mance Rehab & Consulting. The company was
developed to assist various health care practices throughout the state, enhance profitability
through training in: Strategic Marketing, Budget/Analysis, Proper Hiring Strategies and
Billing/Coding strategies. Daniel continues his consulting of select practices on a part time basis
as time allows even today.
Upon relocation to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2003, Dr. Deane founded the Spine Institute at South
Florida Physical Therapy in the spring of 2004. Over the past 7 years in practice, his clinics have
developed a stellar reputation within the communities of North Miami Beach, Hollywood,
Sunrise and Pompano Beach, Florida. Dr. Deane’s continued educational experiences have
allowed him to be fortunate to study under the two most prominent “Masterminds” in the art of
Manual Therapy, Dr. Phillip Greenman and Dr. James Dunning, receiving Certifications in
Manual and Spinal Manipulative Therapy from both Michigan State University and the Spinal
Manipulation Institute respectively. With his continued knowledge and growth a must, Dr. Deane
completed his doctoral residency at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA in May of 2011.
During his personal life, Daniel enjoys hobby’s that include playing: Beach Volleyball, Jet
Skiing, Boating/Fishing, Golfing, Jujitsu/Kick Boxing, Bike Riding, Chess, and Texas Hold’em.
He currently resides in the downtown Ft. Lauderdale area, where he has lived for 15 years with
his wife Lauri and son Leo 5yo. As a family, they enjoy going to Walt Disney World 3-4 times
per year and exploring the world together, always looking for new adventures on the horizon.
Read Daniel Deane's Curriculum Vitae
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