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Dan List

Dan List , MSPT

At 19 years-old, Dan List suffered a back injury that nearly curtailed his career as Marine officer. An ankle injury three weeks prior to the 1992 Hawaii Ironman left him unable to walk without crutches. Through determined work with a physical therapist, Dan overcame what could have been life-altering injuries and dedicated himself to providing the same healing and empowerment to others.

In 1999, Dan earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a licensed physical therapist since. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA) and the Orthopedics Section of the APTA.

Dan brings his experience as a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a litany of awards from marathons and triathlons across the country to inspire and encourage his patients. Additionally, Dan works actively within the community and supports many charitable organizations including Special Olympics, St. Edward-Epiphany School, Richmond ARC, Toys for Tots, and Music Mission Kiev.

Dan understands the importance of creating an environment that is conducive to healing and is aware that physical therapy needs to be a personalized experience. When you visit James River Physical Therapy, Dan will work with you one-on-one to create a unique treatment program designed to meet your specific needs. He believes strongly in educating patients about their pain or injury. He will identify the sources of your impairments and help you eliminate them, as well as guide you on how to avoid re-injury. Click here to learn how physical therapy helped Dan run a 2:37 marathon at age 48. 

More About Dan

April 2019, when Dan won his 6th race!
Boston 2014
Boylston Street in Boston, 2013.