“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

Dr. Daniel R. Haufe

DPT Physical Therapist
Clinical Director – Kew Gardens Office
Stony Brook University – Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
Queens College – Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology
Hometown : Middle Village, NY
Primary Office : Kew Gardens

Dan earned his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. Upon graduating, Dan was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society and later received a perfect score on his National Physical Therapy Licensing Boards. His previous academic achievements have reflected his commitment to his education and the profession as a whole.

As part of his Doctoral training, Dan completed multiple clinical rotations across various clinical settings in order to become a well rounded clinician. While at Kingsbrook Medical Center he treated various post-surgical orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as patients with acute traumatic brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. He accumulated experience working with various orthopedic cases and sports related injuries while completing 2 outpatient rotations in Manhattan. Dan has accrued experience working within a fast paced and complex acute care setting at New York Presbyterian. Here, he worked closely with the medical team evaluating and treating various conditions across multiple medical floors and ICUs with an emphasis on acute stroke rehabilitation.

Dan’s treatment approach is a comprehensive combination of modern pain science education, hands on manual therapy, structured and progressive corrective exercise, and neuromuscular re-education to restore proper movement patterns, promote optimal outcomes and prevent future injury while honoring each patient’s unique goals. He promotes a patient first approach with a strong emphasis on active
involvement and open communication which facilitates patient independence. He has extensive experience evaluating and treating various orthopedic, spinal, and sports related injuries as well as a multitude of neurological diagnoses, specifically vertigo and related vestibular dysfunctions.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your
strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is
strength.”