Forty for 40: Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT ’03
One could say that Dan Dyrek was as responsible for championships by Boston professional sports teams as the players themselves.
Dr. Dyrek, a former IHP faculty member for 12 years, was instrumental in keeping Celtic great Larry Bird on the parquet floor of the old Boston Garden, Bruin Patrice Bergeron on the new TD Garden ice, New England Patriots wide receiver David Givens on the field at Gillette Stadium, and Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the batter’s box at Fenway Park. The athletes all captured their respective sports’ championship, thanks in large part to Dyrek’s behind-the-scenes work.
The founder of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Services in Wellesley, Dyrek also has worked with thousands of professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes during his 40-year career. For more than two decades, his practice has had a waiting list of over a year, and patients regularly have travelled from across the country for weekly treatments. He continues to consult with professional athletes and teams, and patients throughout the United States and abroad.