DANIEL ELGIE, PT, DPT

Learning at every opportunity

Every aspect of life is an opportunity for growth. Whether in your personal or professional life, making the most of every learning opportunity is important to me. Since we were married in 2015, my wife and I have encouraged each other to learn or experience new or unique things. Cooking has become a new passion of ours and we are continually learning new recipes and ideas for great meals. Just like my other passions, my desire to learn more in the world of physical therapy continues to grow. Finding the best way to treat pain and return people to what they enjoy doing is what makes me excited to go to work each day.
LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science, Health Education, Pre-Physical Therapy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
DPT: Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX

How I Got My Start

Being raised in a military family, many of the characteristics that make up my personal core values were being instilled in me at an early age. My father taught me about the importance of integrity, respect, accountability, and leadership at all times, even if it meant I was alone in my belief. We moved from San Antonio to Colorado Springs when I was in middle school. When not in school, you could almost always find me playing soccer. As I continued through high school, anatomy was by far the class that intrigued me the most. How the human body (a structure of bones, moved by muscles, and covered by skin) could accomplish so much was fascinating. While in college, I still loved anatomy, but rehabilitating the human body from injuries became my passion. It amazed me that the human body could rebuild itself from a damaging injury and become better than before. So I changed my major, met my wife, moved back to Texas, earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), and am now doing what I love.

Serving the Community

Like many professionals in the physical therapy fi eld, athletics have been a passion of mine. Soccer has always been my sport of choice, and when I am not playing, I am coaching. I began my coaching career right out of high school, as an 18-year-old head coaching high school soccer. This gave me an opportunity to share my love for the sport and serve as a role model and connect with young athletes. I have continued to volunteer and coach teams aging from 3-15 years old in various sports, including soccer, football, and basketball. As a coach, I teach skills for the sport which often carry over to everyday life skills and hopefully, make an impact on and off the fi eld.