Interventional Orthopedics CT - Wilton, CT

195 Danbury Rd
Bldg B Suite 220
Wilton, CT 06897
195 Danbury Rd, Bldg B Suite 220, Wilton, CT 06897

For Dr Daniel Southern, becoming a physician began, ironically enough, by refusing to follow treatments that doctors recommended for his back pain, including bracing, pain medications, and retiring from performing as a professional dancer.  He spent years discovering alternative treatments that allowed him to learn to live with and not be limited by back pain. While working in Europe, he discovered a particular type of physician who seemed to have an intuitive understanding of musculoskeletal injury and its biomechanical cause and effect.  He later learned that they were doctors of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr Southern is now board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) with additional board certification in Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine.

Dr Southern did his fellowship training in Spine and Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  He has broad training in musculoskeletal injury. As a rehabilitation physician, avid athlete, and former professional dancer, Dr Southern diagnoses and treats injuries that affect how you move.  His treatment plans aim to restore health and increase fitness. The overriding goal is to help all patients, from professional athletes and dancers to the functionally impaired weekend warrior, stay as active as possible.

Dr Southern is a member of the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation that trains physicians in regenerative injections using state-of-the-art laboratory-backed protocols administered with advanced imaging techniques.  Interventional Orthopedics aims to avoid unnecessary surgery and promote the body’s ability to heal itself. Using these treatments, Dr Southern works to restore, maintain, and increase an appropriate functional level to enable patients of all ages to achieve their goals of participation and independence.

Professional Experience

Danbury Orthopedics, Danbury CT

October 2004-present


Else Adler Research Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2004

Research Honorarium, New York Medical Society, 2002

Trude Perelman Award, 1999

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, 1997 and 1998

Actors Equity Work Scholarship, 1996

March of Dimes Distinguished Service Award, 1986

Evelyn I. Eisner Prize for Excellence in Acting, Directing, and Dance, 1986

Areas treated: Cervical Spine, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine

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