Dr. Corey Gonzalez PT, DPT, CSCS
Orthopedic and Sports Injury Specialist
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About Dr. Gonzalez
Dr. Corey Gonzalez PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, in addition to completing a minor in Psychology in 2015. During his gap year, Dr. Gonzalez worked as a PT aide at D1 Physical Therapy. After gaining a year of hands-on experience in sports/orthopedics, he pursued a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida where he graduated and became a licensed Physical Therapist in 2019.
Early in his curriculum, Dr. Gonzalez developed a strong interest in pediatrics through various extracurricular activities including UCF Activity Day, Down Syndrome Foundation, and GoBabyGo. Taking it a step further, he pursued a job with United Cerebral Palsy working as a graduate research assistant. There he performed developmental screenings (BOTMP), created and took part in research activities (Morning Mile Program), and planned continuing education courses (Building Strong and Healthy Kids: Strength Training and Physical Activity for Kids).
It was not until later in his curriculum where Dr. Gonzalez shifted his interest towards orthopedic/sports rehab. He has always had a strong affinity for sports while growing up; however, his interest turned into a passion once he earned a certification in strength and conditioning. This certification not only exemplifies his desire for continual education and professional growth but has also taught him valuable skills including goal-directed program design which has instilled confidence in his ability to safely and effectively prescribe and progress therapy regimens.
Dr. Gonzalez has since geared his interest in research towards return-to-play recommendations following sports injuries, manual therapy, and injury prevention programs. He is excited to expand upon his knowledge within this specialty as he is a firm believer that the primary focus of orthopedic rehabilitation should be injury prevention followed by improved performance.
Some of his future aspirations include learning the Spanish language fluently, becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), and serving as a clinical instructor (CI) one day.
A little about Dr. Gonzalez’s personal life: he enjoys weightlifting, playing recreational sports, and traveling with his friends and family.