Danny Keller, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-7598
Email: [email protected]
Mailing: UCSF, Box 0625, San Francisco, CA 94143


EDUCATION

  • BA, Kinesiology, Health & Human Performance, Saint Mary's College of California, 2008
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2014

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Keller currently spends the majority of his time at the Outpatient Physical Therapy Faculty Practice at Mission Bay, where he treats orthopedic, sports, and amputee patients. Additionally, he works as a member of the Cal Berkeley Sport Medicine team, where he treats numerous Division 1 collegiate athletes across a broad spectrum of sports.

Dr. Keller is a member of the Specialized Amputee Clinic team, comprised of an interprofessional group to treat individuals with complex limb loss or limb salvage, or who are considering/undergoing UCSF’s Osseointegration program. This program is the first in the nation to perform osseointegration amputations, allowing improved outcomes for limb loss patients who have struggled with traditional socket-based prosthetics.

As an Assistant Professor in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, Danny works hand-in-hand with the UCSF Dept of Orthopedic Surgery to connect surgeons and sports medicine physicians with physical therapy.

Along with osseointegration, Dr. Keller has previous research involvement in the study of low back pain amongst NASA astronauts, providing consultation to the flight medicine team on low back pain research and current treatments in relation to anti-gravity demands of the astronauts.

When not helping patients at the clinic, Danny enjoys racing cars, traveling, spending time with friends, rooting for the Giants, Warriors and 49ers, and spending quality time with his wife, son, and two dogs.


COURSES

PT 110 Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Diagnosis and Treatment


CLINICAL EXPERTISE

Dr. Keller has treated a wide variety of patients in the orthopedic sports and limb loss/limb preservation populations, including general and sport-specific injuries, genetic disorders, and an array of post-surgical knees, hips, spines, shoulders, elbows, ankles and feet. He has been trained in Maitland Techniques, Mulligan Techniques, Myofascial Decompression, and many osteopathic methods. He currently assists with manual therapy labs for the UCSF Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, provides clinical education for physical therapy students, and works as an instructor for Myofascial Decompression courses.

He has also been heavily involved in the development and evolution of the UCSF Telehealth Physical Therapy program.


CLINICAL & RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Rehabilitation strategies for people with orthopedic and sport injuries
  • Knee osteoarthritis and stair descent patterns
  • Pelvic floor strengthening for treatment of low back pain
  • Exercises for NASA astronauts

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Miller MJ, Pak SS, Keller DR, and Barnes DE. Evaluation of pragmatic telehealth physical therapy implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical Therapy. Accepted for publication, date TBA, 2020.