David Swenski grew up in Tempe, Arizona and received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and nutrition from Arizona State University in 1987. He moved to San Diego, California and worked in the NFL for two years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the San Diego Chargers. David then began a master’s degree program at San Diego State University, and he spent the next three years working in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of California San Diego, treating patients with spinal disorders and assisting with spine related research. Research topics included the role of exercise in treating conditions such as osteoporosis, adolescent scoliosis, and neck pain in US Navy pilots. During this period, David became a contributor for the book, Movement, Stability, and Low Back Pain – The Essential Role of the Pelvis, published by Churchill Livingstone. He received his master’s degree in exercise physiology from San Diego State University in 1995.

David began physical therapy school in 1995 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 1998. While at USC, his clinical affiliation sites included nationally renowned Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, the USC faculty practice, and Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

Dr. Swenski moved to Sparks, Nevada in 1998 and spent the next three years working in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting in Reno, Nevada, treating patients with a wide variety of neurologic and orthopedic conditions with a special emphasis in traumatic brain injury and stroke.

For the past five years, Dr. Swenski has been working in a local private practice outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in a manual therapy approach to treatment of orthopedic conditions, particularly neck and back disorders. Continuing education during this period includes completing a two year manual therapy course through the URSA Foundation as well as numerous manual therapy courses through the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. He lives in Sparks, Nevada with his wife and two children.