Derek is originally from Boston, MA and moved to Fort Myers, FL in 1990. Before becoming a physical therapist, he was a journeyman electrician who was injured at work. Going through physical therapy inspired him to change professions. Derek graduated from The University of North Florida physical therapy program in December of 1999. Coming out of college he worked for Healthsouth as a clinical coordinator / director at a local orthopedic office before going into private practice in 2004. Since then, he has strived to provide improved functional outcomes for the residents of Estero, FL, and its surrounding communities. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and rooting for the New England Patriots.