Helping People Take Their Life Back
Dr. Shadi Haddad graduated from California State Northridge in 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science and Azusa Pacific University in 2019 with a Doctorate in Physical therapy. With his passion for Orthopedics and treating everyday people with everyday problems, he has spent his career serving his local communities for musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Haddad believes in treating the whole person versus the body part, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their goals of doing what they love to do better than they ever could before.
Dr. Haddad began his journey to becoming a physical therapist by observing physical therapy clinics across Santa Clarita Valley, working as a physical therapist aide, and then was admitted to APU where he would earn his doctorate in physical therapy. Early on during his observation, Dr. Haddad was able to witness the life-changing benefits of physical therapy on everyday patients from changing the way they moved, to how they were able to play with their grandchildren again. Dr. Haddad prioritizes the patient’s goals, educating them on what they can do to better their physical well being, and explaining the benefits of physical therapy to everyday life.
Better than Before
Dr. Haddad has also expanded his clinical expertise for treating athletes by becoming certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As a former captain of his Track and Field team, Dr. Haddad has intimate understanding of the drive of each athlete to improve, get back on the field, and win. Dr. Haddad aims to help every athlete he treats return to their sport or activity better than before.
Serving The Community
Dr. Haddad has been plugged into his local community of Santa Clarita since 2013 when he moved from small town Tehachapi, California, to pursue his graduate studies. Whether at his church or in the clinic, Dr. Haddad puts those whom he serves first. He is currently pursuing a specialty in Chronic Pain to become certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist to serve the growing population of those who have been living with pain for years through specialized physical therapy interventions to take their life back.