El Dorado Physical Therapy

David S. Cabral PTA, ATC

David

Describe your treatment philosophy?

I like to address mechanical issues whether they be caused by soft tissue or joint. In doing so I try to improve range of motion first, making sure to re-educate the muscles into the new range of motion gained. Then I can work on strength as it relates to functional activities and progress them to higher level activities as needed.

What is your specialty?

I specialize in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine emphasizing manual therapy, neuro-muscular  re-education and therapeutic exercises.

What is your educational background?

Bachelor's of Arts in Art, University of California Los Angeles

Certified ATC 2004

Associate of Arts in Physical Therapist Assistant, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA. 

To what professional organizations do you belong?

National Athletic Trainer's Association

Why did you become a Physical Therapist Assistant?

I became a Physical Therapist Assistant after sustaining some sports injuries that required surgery and therefore physical therapy treatment. Physical Therapy helped me regain my health and my life in general. After this experience of being a patient, I wanted to help people as a therapist to recover from their injuries as well. 

What is most exciting about your job?

It is great when you can make physical changes on a daily basis that can impact people's lives in many areas. Health is Wealth!  

What are your interests outside of your profession, hobbies, etc.?

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, studying Japanese, eating sushi, working out, watching sports, spending time with family and friends and being active in my church.  

What is your educational background?

Bachelor's of Arts in Art, University of California Los Angeles 

Associate of Arts in Physical Therapist Assistant, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA.

Continuing education:

  • Institute of Physical Art - PNF I
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization I
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization II
  • Institute of Physical Art - Back Education and Training
  • Institute of Physical Art - Foam Roller course
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Lumbo-Pelvic Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Cervical Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Lumbo-Pelvic Spine and Hip
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Upper Extremity
  • Maitland-Australian approach - MT-ST:Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio-Taping Association - Kinesio Taping Fundamentals KT1 and Advanced Whole Body Orthopedics KT2
  • Lifestyle Management Associates - Nutrition for Professionals
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Quadrants
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - Current Concepts in Trunk and Lower Extremity Examination, Integration, and Training
  • Medbridge Education - Evidence-Based Examination of the Knee and Thigh
  • Medbridge Education - Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Knee - Foot- Ankle
   

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