My name is Dr. David Thomas and I am a Physical Therapist employed here at Cadence Physical Therapy. I completed my Bachelors with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition at University of Illinois at Chicago. I completed my graduate degree to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019 from Governors State University.
My aspirations are to further enhance my clinical, therapeutic, and hands-on skills in the Outpatient Setting to better serve a more diverse population suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and sport-related injuries. I am a firm believer that exercise can heal the body as I have provided successful rehabilitation for myself for several diagnoses such as cervical nerve root impingement, low back pain, and sciatica.
In 2020, I am to become certified for dry-needling, which is a skilled intervention aimed to address myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. I am also currently still a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, which is what ultimately drove my passion to pursue a career in Physical Therapy!
Finally, I completed professional research examining the utilization of direct access for wellness and the prevention of osteoporosis in the outpatient orthopedic setting which can be accessed via google scholar.