Don Levine, DPT, FAFS
Co-Owner OPT Physical Therapy / OPT Core Orthotics
Don Levine earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Rhode Island in 1992 and completed a fellowship with the Gray Institute for Functional Training in Applied Functional Science in November of 2007. He further expanded his education by completing a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2010, which included a focus in Executive Management. He continues yearly to complete extensive continuing education in the biomechanics of sport and the business of Physical Therapy.
Don specializes in sports medicine related cases and he and the practice lead the state in the treatment and prevention of shouder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. He has developed baseball specific conditioning programs and preseason pitching screens for both baseball and softball athletes. Don routinely provides medical services at local sports tournaments and competitions and has worked with youth through professional athletes in both injury prevention and conditioning programs. He provides the aquatic physical therapy services for OPT.
Don has served as a guest lecturer for the APTA, the YMCA, NUWC as well as CCRI and URI. He continues to be active at the state and national levels in his professional associations. He serves on the National level as the APTA Private Practice Section’s Committee Chair for the Marketing and Public Relations Committee. Don also serves as the Vice President of the RI Physical Therapy Private Practice Group, as the Legislative Chair for the RI APTA and on the RI Licensure Board of Physical Therapy . In 2005 Don was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the URI PT program and was also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the RI Physical Therapy Association.
Don is active with his wife and three children in his community, serving on boards, assisting with strength and conditioning programs and cheering on the sidelines (occasionally too loudly).