Meet Our Director
David Hotaling, PT, DPT, CSCS
David Hotaling has always been passionate about science and sports, and he decided physical therapy was right him because it combined these two interests. This led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in aquatic therapy from West Virginia University. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College, where he graduated as valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA. During his time at Touro, David vigorously sought out learning opportunities, consistently analyzing literature, completing continuing education courses, achieving advanced certifications, and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He also completed clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, with his final clinical including work with both professional and NCAA athletes in several sports organizations, including the NFL.
After graduating from Touro, David began his career working for an outpatient sports physical therapy company. He soon earned the opportunity to serve and help grow their newest facility as the Clinic Director. He provided educational lectures during monthly clinical excellence meetings.
He joined the Twin Boro Physical Therapy team in March of 2020. Throughout his career, David has prioritized continuous learning and is constantly assessing what treatment strategies are best for each patient by applying literature and challenging his current approaches when he discovers new information.
David excels in the management of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions, and treats patients of all ages, including athletes at the youth, college, and professional levels. He utilizes an eclectic approach that includes a variety of interventions for each patient, and he constantly assesses and reassesses the patient’s response to these strategies. Some of the techniques he frequently uses include advanced exercise prescription, joint mobilization and manipulation, motor control cueing, postural restoration, the McKenzie Method, and the Mulligan technique. Through this unique and personalized approach, he is able to achieve superior patient outcomes with high satisfaction rates. David is also passionate about bringing positive changes to the field of physical therapy, which is illustrated in his daily actions as a clinician and by providing educational content to others in the field. He empowers his patients by providing them with the tools necessary to remain active in their recovery and to maintain success in the long term.
Implementing the same passion and attention to detail used to help high-level athletes reach their goals, David is driven to provide quality care to patients at all functional levels across Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model. This unique approach guides the rehabilitation process and looks at the entire episode of care for each individual, revealing ahead of time where this process will take him or her. It accounts for the relatively low level of function a patient might experience after an injury or surgery, and then aims to take them all the way through to the peak performance required to return to their prior or preferred level of function. Every exercise and intervention that David uses is intended to help each patient get back to this level, and although the specific approach varies, each treatment is individualized to the patient’s needs.
In addition to his passion for physical therapy, David is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and exercising.