Dr. Stefan Valdes DPT, CSCS
Dr. Stefan Valdes DPT, CSCS graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in exercise science in 2015. There he worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach Florida Gators Men’s’ and Women’s’ Basketball, Golf and Tennis programs.
Dr. Valdes, a Miami native, went back home to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami, which he recently graduated and became a licensed PT in 2019. While at The U, he worked with the Men’s Basketball team during their off-season and pre-season strength and conditioning programs.
Prior to working for Fox PT, Dr. Valdes worked in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2019 season and off-season. There he assisted in the rehab and performance training for OKC Thunder and Blue players. He learned how to better utilize his strength and conditioning background to improve his physical therapy interventions and critical thinking skills, and vice-versa.
Dr. Valdes has a special interest in sports/orthopedic rehab in athletes and the active population. He prides himself on combining his manual therapy techniques and corrective exercise prescription to improve mobility and stability to optimize movement and performance.
During his free time, Dr. Valdes enjoys the beach, working out, playing basketball, and watching sports.