Meet Our Team
Daniel Gregory, PT, DPT
- 2015, Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan-Flint
- 2019, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Michigan-Flint
Areas of Interest/Passions:
- General Orthopedics
- Pre/Post-Surgical Care
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Injury Prevention
- Strength Training and Powerlifting
- APTA member
- Licensed PT State of Michigan
My path into this profession began during an initial encounter with George Carson, co-director of HealthQuest in Clarkston, while working out with a friend at this clinic when I was an undergraduate. After a brief conversation with him, I was hooked on the idea of physical therapy as a career path and the impact that it can have on people’s lives. Much to the surprise of my family, I promptly switched my major from radiation therapy to health sciences, so I could apply to physical therapy school once I graduated.
From a very early age I was always interested in biology, the sciences, physical training and competitive sports. I also enjoyed helping others improve their performance and especially liked to help motivate and encourage my colleagues. To me, physical therapy mirrored my interests and personal philosophies towards wellness and general health, and so, made the switch to this field of study easy. Soon after I had switched my major, I began working at the Clarkston clinic under the direction of George and Steve Lukens (co-directors of the clinic) as a physical therapy technician. Their guidance helped further my understanding of the field and prepped me for my journey ahead. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the University of Michigan-Flint, my alma mater’s doctoral program, and it is there where I honed my skills as a physical therapist.
Immediately after graduating PT school I headed back to the place where it all began, the Clarkston HealthQuest clinic. I now have the pleasure of calling those who helped me and gave me my early guidance as a technician and a student, my colleagues.
I have been married to my lovely wife, Jolie, for 3 years and we have two cats who frequently steal my attention, time and my food. My wife and I enjoy spending time together kayaking, having bonfires with friends and family, and watching movies.
I am committed to the wellness of those who I have the privilege of calling my patients and strive to deliver the very best care to improve their quality of life. One day, I hope to help guide a new generation of physical therapists and to continue the legacy of those who have been so instrumental in my education and my desire to pursue physical therapy as a profession.