Don Dendinger was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He attended UCLA on a volleyball scholarship. As team captain and most valuable player, he was awarded All-American honors and won a NCAA division I national championship. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, he was invited to represent our country on the United States National Volleyball Team and later played professionally on the beach circuit. Through these years of competition and training, Don developed a strong interest in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries. He entered the Masters program of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at The University of Southern California. While there, he excelled and was awarded the Veteran’s Administration Scholarship and upon graduation, began practicing at the Dallas VA Medical Center. He relocated to California in 1998 and has since been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy in the Bay Area. Throughout his career, Don has developed a personal and professional interest in the management of spine disorders. He is continuously studying new techniques, treatment methods and theory to improve his approach. Don lives in Moraga with his wife and two daughters.