Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Daniel R. Butler, PA-C

Daniel R. Butler, PA-CMr. Butler has a wide range of experience and education within the health care field. He began his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at the East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant. While there, he also was the Director of Wound Care and an Emergency Room Technician. He did all this before joining the Southeastern Spine Institute in 2003 as a Physician Assistant in Spine Surgery.

Furthermore, Mr. Butler is affiliated with the East Cooper Regional Medical Center and with the Roper Hospital Systems.

Education and Background

It’s safe to say that Mr. Butler has spent some time in school. He’s earned two Associate degrees, two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The second Associate’s was for his Physical Therapist Assistant Studies degree.

He graduated Magna cum Laude at MUSC for his first Bachelor degree in Health Sciences. His second was for a Physician Assistant degree. His Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) completes his education, for now.

As part of his incredible education, Mr. Butler completed seven rotations in clinical sub-specialty training. All took place in South Carolina, and they culminated with a Preceptorship in Spine Surgery with Dr. Donald Johnson and Dr. Steven Poletti at the Southeastern Spine Institute.

Board Certification and Associations

Mr. Butler has been licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners to become a licensed Physician Assistant, registered by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy to become a registered Physical Therapist, and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

He is an active member of the following professional societies:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

A Proud Member of the SSI Staff

Mr. Butler joined SSI to work with the SSI team on their three-acre independent medical campus that includes two 22,000-square-foot buildings filled with state-of-the-art equipment, physical therapy facilities, a pain management department, two MRIs and South Carolina’s only accredited ambulatory surgery center (ASC) dedicated specifically to back and neck surgery.