OrthoConnecticut is a multispecialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic care and is the united practice of Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, and Connecticut Pain Care. The practice’s Centers of Excellence provide integrated treatment, offering individualized and compassionate care by a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health.
OrthoConnecticut is dedicated to providing both operative and nonoperative solutions to musculoskeletal problems. We diagnose and treat the complete range of orthopedic issues that affect the quality of life… with minimal wait time and a more efficient patient experience.
Areas treatedCervical Spine, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine
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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.
Danbury Orthopedics, Danbury CT
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
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Regenexx® regenerative orthopedic treatments are helping individuals avoid surgery and get back to their daily active lifestyles. These non-surgical treatments are designed to assist the body's natural healing mechanisms by activating and increasing the local cells that are responsible for repairing damaged tissue.