Executive Team | Don Cassano Jr
Don has been a licensed, practicing Physical Therapist with ELITE since July 2000. He and Bart are grateful for the community support of Elite Physical Therapy, a physical therapists’ owned practice.
Don is the only physical therapists in Alexandria/Pineville to have earned a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Don specializes in the evaluation of the foot and ankle, manual therapy skills of the spine and extremities, he possesses Level 1 and 2 certifications in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore and is an ASTYM provider.
Don served in a governor appointed positioned on the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board from September, 2014-September 2017, serving as Chairman in 2017. Don earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Benedictine College, where he was a four year letterman in basketball. He earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2000 from University of St. Augustine and his Doctorate degree from Evidence in Motion in 2012.
Since 2000, Don has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, where he is involved in the Private Practice and Orthopedic Sections. He serves as a clinical instructor for several institutions including, LSU, St. Augustine University and Louisiana College.
Don is an accomplished athlete and weekend warrior. He has hiked 52 Tunnels in Southern Dolomites, The Grand Canyon, traversed the Rockies, completed 9 Ironman triathlons, and numerous marathons. Don, his wife Elizabeth and son Connor enjoy fitness, adventure, travel and the great outdoors.