Dean Plafcan is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Physical Therapist. He currently is the Head Physical Therapist at Penn State Sports Medicine in State College Pennsylvania. He has been a staff member with Victory Sports and Fitness since 2012.
Dean is a Certified McKenzie Trained PT (MDT) whose background is in Orthopedic PT and Sports Medicine. His interests include baseball and the treatment of shoulder injuries. He has worked with numerous “throwing athletes” through the years and has significant interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of the “post-operative shoulder”
A native of Tomhicken, Pennsylvania, Dean is a graduate of West Hazleton High School. While in high school Dean played basketball for John “Yosh” Grobelny. He played high school baseball at West Hazleton under the direction of Tim Thompson.
A greaduate of Penn State University with a BS Degree in Physical Education, Dean worked a number of years as a Athletic Trainer at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While at Indiana he worked extensively with the football and baseball programs. His athletic training background also includes a significant amount of work with wrestling and swimming. Dean obtained an MS Degree in Athletic Training from Indiana University, and an MS Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.
Dean is the son of Michael and Lana Plafcan of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jill have 2 sons, Samuel and Steven.