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Amity Physical Therapy CEO, Michael Dow, Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Sacred Heart University

July 3, 2024
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Michael Dow of Amity Phyical Therapy in a blue shirt

Sacred Heart University has selected Michael Dow MSPT/CEO and Clinical Director of Amity Physical Therapy as its 2024 Silver Pioneer Outstanding Alumni. Dow graduated from the university 25 years ago, having earned his Master’s Degree in physical therapy. The award recognizes “an alumnus who has reached a 25th milestone reunion year, and whose life has been exemplary.”

Dow is widely known for his many civic contributions to communities in which he has established his practice over some 20 years. In 2023 he partnered with the youth Pop Warner Football program, bringing awareness to young athletes of the potential danger of concussions and how to prevent them. In the same year, he established a $10,000 scholarship at Sacred Heart to encourage and support students intent on a degree in physical therapy. For years he and his staff have participated in local road races, raising funds for their communities while offering Pre and Post-race complementary therapy to competing runners.

On a national scale, Michael Dow has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences for his work with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2019 he was invited as guest speaker by the California-based Life Fitness Annual Forum to present his breakthrough concept of medically-based fitness that utilizes comprehensive diagnostic screening – Dow’s unique model that “closes the gap” seamlessly between formal physical therapy and progresses to vital fitness workout programs for patients.

Currently, Dow is actively engaged in his five flagship facilities in New Haven County. All offices are uniquely designed by him to reflect informal, at-home environments that allow his patients the utmost care and comfort during recovery. His staff of some 20 clinicians, many with doctoral degrees, Is hand-picked by Dow for their outstanding compassionate and professional approach to physical therapy.

Michael Dow will be honored by Sacred Heart University at a special ceremony that will be held in September.

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