Andrew Fortner is a Staff Physical Therapist at Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Milford, DE. In December of 2015, Andrew earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, whose graduate school of physical therapy is rated first in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” While at the University of Delaware, Andrew also earned a Master of Science degree in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science by investigating the biomechanical and anatomical aspects of ulnar collateral ligament injuries (“Tommy John surgery”) in baseball players through extensive cadaveric dissections. During his time at UD he gained valuable experience treating numerous athletes after ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair, as well as completing a pediatric internship at Nemours in Wilmington, DE.
In December of 2012, Andrew graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science from Delaware State University. While at DSU, Andrew completed a year-long internship with the Head Strength and Conditioning coach, during which he helped to design and lead workouts for Division 1 Football, Baseball, Softball, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball athletes. He also conducted and published research on the metabolic effects of kettlebell training.
Andrew is a 2008 graduate of Smyrna High School where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He currently lives with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs in Milton. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, working out at the local CrossFit gym, and reading. He also works as an adjunct professor at Delaware State University in the Kinesiology department, along with serving as a consultant with Next Level Athletics in New Castle, DE for several years where he has helped to develop and implement an Arm Care Program for baseball players aged 8-18.