As a licensed athletic trainer and licensed massage practitioner, David understands the healing benefits that can be achieved through manual and therapeutic massage techniques.
David has worked in many types of patient care settings, including: medical/specialty care clinics, collegiate and high school athletic departments, youth sport’s camps, on side lines at athletic events, and in physical therapy offices. He has assisted massage patients and athletes of all ages, with varying levels of athleticism.
David graduated from Ashmead College of Massage in 2003. Following graduation, he worked as a privately contracted massage therapist and at a Physical Therapy office, where he provided massage, therapeutic modalities, and assisted the physical therapists with rehabilitation exercises. David was accepted to WSU and moved to Pullman in January 2009.
By May 2012, he had received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Washington State University and earned his board certification. While obtaining his Athletic Training degree, he continued to keep his massage therapy skills sharp by working as a contracted massage therapist for WSU’s Athletic Department.
Over the past 4 years, David has worked closely with WSU’s baseball, swim, volleyball, and track teams. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are often the first responders to an athlete’s injury and work closely with their athletes to guide them through the recovery process. They focus on: prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and the documentation of athletic injuries.