Hat City Physical Therapy was started by Dr. Lee Day and Karen Constantine as pictured above with Major Mark Boughton as the cut the ribbon at Danbury's Newest Physical Therapy location. Both Lee and Karen have extensive backgrounds in Physical Therapy. Read below specific details on their backgrounds.
Dr. Lee Day Biography
William Lee Day PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy as well as a certification in Athletic Training with a Master’s in Exercise Physiology, and a certification in strength and conditioning from the NSCA. He is also ITPT and ITAT certified through impact. During the course of his career, Dr. Day has worked with several professional sports teams including the New York Giants, and the World League of American Football, the Bridgeport Bluefish, the Sound Tigers, and Arena Football, as well as consulting for the New York Mets. Currently, he is the Medical Director for the Danbury Titans, the Western Connecticut Militia, and for the Danbury Westerners. In addition he serves as a consulting Athletic Trainer for Bethel High School and Immaculate High School.
During the course of his career Dr. Lee has developed a philosophy of community based sports medicine. He believes that any sports medicine specialist should be working with athletes throughout all phases of care. This includes performing lectures to coaches and athletes focused on improving performance and preventing injuries, standing on the sidelines of various sporting events performing triage and caring for injured athletes, providing physical therapy rehabilitation in his own clinic, and referring patients to other area specialists when necessary. His mission is to provide individualized, evidence-based care that allows all patients to attain maximum performance and function whether their problem is due to acute injury, overuse, surgery or degeneration.
In addition Dr. Lee has over thirty years of experience in physical therapy as an educator and provider of skilled therapy in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. Over the course of his career he has cared for athletes and patients with complex medical issues, amputations, neurological diseases, and traumatic injuries. One of his favorite sayings is “If you can get your body into my clinic, I can treat you.”
Dr. Lee started a physical therapy management company which managed an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Danbury for almost a decade. He started Hat City Physical Therapy in 2016 in an effort to work more closely with the local community and he is proud to be the premier sports medicine provider in the greater Danbury area. He also is the owner of AON Physical Therapy & Wellness, with four offices in New York including Brewster, Mahopac, Somers and White Plains. Lee also is the partner of Park City Physical Therapy in Bridgeport CT.
Karen Constantine Biography
Karen Constantine DPT, OCS has a Doctorate in physical therapy as well as an APTA certified specialty in orthopedic physical therapy. In addition Dr Constantine holds an ITPT certification and can offer evidence based, state of the art post concussion care to all patients. Karen obtained her Master’s degree with high honors from Simmons College in 1997 and began practicing physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting. During her career she has taken advanced courses in balance systems theory, balance and gait dysfunction, fall prevention in elderly and impaired populations, and in osteoporosis prevention and treatment. She has offered lectures in the Danbury and surrounding communities focused on empowering patients to minimize the effects of osteoporosis and in decreasing the risk of injuries from falls.
In addition, Dr Constantine has worked with both amateur and professional athletes of all ages. She has provided care for several local sports teams including the Danbury Titans, Danbury Westerners and the Western Connecticut Militia. She has also worked to develop strength and conditioning programs for the Cal Ripkin baseball league.
Dr Constantine is firmly committed to educating each patient on the nature of their condition or injury, to empowering people to maximize their health and wellness, and to creating opportunities to optimize the health of the entire community. She works to achieve these goals using evidence based, peer reviewed research which offers the greatest degree of efficacy and precision in care. Dr. Constantine believes that the ultimate prescription for health is effective, scientifically based exercise offered in an individualized format depending on each patient’s issues and concerns.