Derek Alexander was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He developed a passion for sports, playing football, basketball, and track. A serious knee injury playing football as a high school senior, first exposed him to physical therapy and the rehab process and allows him to empathize with his patients.
Derek graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise in 2007. He then went on to Texas Woman’s University, where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. His passion for improving his clinical skills drove him to achieve an orthopedic certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, which he achieved in 2016. He then immediately entered their fellowship program, where he received advanced training in clinical reasoning and hands-on manipulative techniques, which he completed in March of 2020. He also achieved their highest-level orthopedic certification. He is also certified on Dry Needling.
Outside of work, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, working out, fishing, and golfing. He is a passionate sports fan and enjoys talking to anyone about sports.