Daniel Walden

Daniel Walden

PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN, Physical Therapist

Dr. Walden is a graduate of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of Tennessee.  During his time as a young clinician, he curated his passion to serve his patients who were otherwise left without resources.  He advanced his professional development by pursing specialized training in manual physical therapy skills, such as spinal manipulation and dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Dr. Walden has completed a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy and is presently a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

It has taken a unique amount of skill and creativity to maintain this high-level of expertise for his patients and colleagues while pursuing his desires to remain mobile, active, and surrounded by the beauty of nature and creation.  Dr. Walden has developed a following of aspiring professionals and outdoor movers who are balancing the ratio of commitment to professional performance in vocation and commitment to the pursuit of a whole, fulfilling life. 

Respect, open mindedness and authenticity drive the way I live my life. I believe that as a society we do not listen enough to understand, we listen to reply. I believe everyone’s opinions and beliefs matter and should be respected. If I am to try and educate and empower my patients, I need to be authentic and practice what I preach.

Too many people let an image or diagnosis define them. So one of the ways I want to help people is to help them see how strong they are.

I specialize in several areas including: Dry Needling, Joint Manipulation, Pelvic Health , Management of CrossFit Injuries , and Swimming Performance/Injury.

I enjoy working at Breakthrough because I get to spend 1 hour with each of my patients and I set my own schedule so I am never double booked. I work within an office that is attached to a CrossFit gym so I have access to any equipment I could possibly need. Plus, I get to bring my dog!

What’s Daniel Reading, Listening To, or Watching?

  • Anything Marvel (TV Show & Movies)
  • Great British Bake off (TV Show)
  • The Witcher (TV Show)
  • Rich Roll (Podcast)

When I’m not working I enjoy hiking, camping, CrossFit, running, swimming, hitting up the best coffee and donut shops around and cuddling my dog as much as possible.