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Dan practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and specializes in the treatment of patients suffering from lower extremity injuries and surgeries, particularly ACL and meniscus injuries.  Dan is a member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine.  He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Dan is licensed by the state of Wisconsin to practice physical therapy and sees patients upon referral.  Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Kinesiology from UW-Madison, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UW-Madison, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Iowa.  He is a faculty member of the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


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Dr. Cobian is a research scientist with the Badger Athletic Performance group and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab.  The objectives of his current research are to better understand the neuromuscular implications of knee joint trauma, characterize the effects of knee injury on movement biomechanics, sports performance and function, and determine how to best prescribe and dose rehabilitation interventions to facilitate improved outcomes and long term quality of life.

PubMed Articles
McClinton SM Cobian DG Heiderscheit BC Physical Therapist Management of Anterior Knee Pain. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med . 2020 Dec;13(6):776-787
[PubMed ID: 33128200]
Cobian DG Koch CM Amendola A Williams GN Knee Extensor Rate of Torque Development Before and After Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy, With Analysis of Neuromuscular Mechanisms. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther . 2017 Dec;47(12):945-956
[PubMed ID: 28992769]
Cobian DG Daehn NS Anderson PA Heiderscheit BC Active cervical and lumbar range of motion during performance of activities of daily living in healthy young adults. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2013 Sep 15;38(20):1754-63
[PubMed ID: 23823575]
Cobian DG Sterling AC Anderson PA Heiderscheit BC Task-specific frequencies of neck motion measured in healthy young adults over a five-day period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2009 Mar 15;34(6):E202-7
[PubMed ID: 19282725]
Sterling AC Cobian DG Anderson PA Heiderscheit BC Annual frequency and magnitude of neck motion in healthy individuals. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2008 Aug 1;33(17):1882-8
[PubMed ID: 18670342]