Darian Haynes, PT, DPT, ATC-RET, OCS

Darian Haynes, PT, DPT, ATC-RET, OCS

  • Specialty

    Physical Therapy

  • Location


  • Education

    Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2021)
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Program
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training (2014)
    University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Kearney, Nebraska


Throughout his professional, volunteer and academic career, Physical Therapist Darian Haynes, DPT, has worked with patients from all walks of life and diagnosis. Through these experiences, he’s developed effective communication, evaluative, rehabilitative, and preventative skills that have proven to be invaluable to athletes and weekend warriors of all ages and abilities.

Prior to starting his career as a physical therapist, Darian spent extensive time as a ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer) for Midland University and Plattsmouth High School, both located in Nebraska. He followed this by earning his doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2021. Since graduating, Darian has continued his education and taken advanced courses in management of musculoskeletal injuries and completed his level 1 trigger point dry needling course through Optimal Dry Needling Solutions.

Mr. Haynes came to Alaska in 2021 and today with OPA is a caring, compassionate, and evidence based physical therapist who empowers patients to actively take control of their rehabilitation journey.

When not helping patients, he enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, and exploring different parts of Alaska with his wife and Great Dane (Odin).


    Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine

    • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member 2018-Present
    • Nebraska Chapter of APTA 2018-2021
    • UNMC SHARING Board Treasurer 2019-2020
    • UNK NSATA Student Leadership Council Representative
    • Alaska Physical Therapy License
    • Optimal Dry Needling Solutions, Level 1 Certification
    • Hawkgrips (IASTM) Certified
    • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)
    • BOC Certification for Athletic Trainers

Patient Testimonials


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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