From The Fastest Man in the World to Local Children and Adults, Douglas Rapid Rehab And Orthotic Lab

Bolt, the three time Olympic Gold Medal runner and his fellow team mates have worked with Douglas regularly over an 18 year period. Douglas’s current mission is to focus on young athletes to help them prevent and recover from injuries.
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Coral Springs - Florida - US

Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- One of the contributing factors in the phenomenal success of superstar athlete, Usain Bolt, has been treatment by Dr. Michael Douglas and his Rapid Rehab and Orthotics team.  Bolt, the three time Olympic Gold Medal runner and his fellow team mates have worked with Douglas regularly over an 18 year period.  As a result, Douglas has become internationally known for his expertise in the examination and treatment of athletes, adults and children.  He recently celebrated his one year anniversary at his local office in Coral Springs.

Dr. Douglas founded his Rapid Rehab and Custom Orthotics practice in 1985.  There are currently three locations in South Florida providing world class diagnostic and treatment services for a diverse group of people.  Douglas’s current mission is to focus on young athletes in middle school and high school.  Proper diagnosis and advanced orthotics can be crucial in preventing and recovering from injuries that can cut short a potentially great athletic career.  Car accidents and falls often result in injuries Douglas Rapid Rehab is expert in treating but the bodies of athletes are regularly exposed to high stress - catching problems before they get serious can be crucial.

When asked about why he chose his particular field, Douglas stated, “I valued health and nutrition early on. I wanted to learn more about how to be healthy, and at the same time, I wanted to help others.  Working all these years with athletes and adults, it became more and more apparent that foot problems can cause a lot of different conditions.  If there is a problem with the arch, it will affect the whole body”.

“I’ve had the privilege of examining and treating adults and children of all ages for 26 years, and during this time, I’ve treated almost every muscle, skeletal and nerve condition and understand how each advances over time.  The importance of catching problems early is my reason for reaching out to young athletes, their parents and coaches to detect those problems that are very common but often missed. I can look at someone very young and visibly see over time how the body will change.”

“I believe that if we could just detect those common issues that children and young adults have that are being missed, they will not be held back from reaching their true potential.”

The Douglas Rapid Rehab and Custom Orthotics facilities have become an international destination for athletes.  While the Rapid Rehab operation has helped heal thousands of people for more than 25 years, the work of the Orthotics Research Lab has often been the key to preventing injuries.  The Coral Springs office makes access convenient for local athletes, their parents and coaches as well as anyone needing rehabilitation after an accident.  

Dr. Douglas will be providing regular articles to Our Town News to help educate readers about preventing and healing injuries along with sharing stories about some of the athletes and others that Dr. Douglas has worked with over the years.  You can also tune in to his local radio program on WAVS 1170 AM or around the world at For more information also visit

OUR TOWN NEWS has been one of the local area's most popular community news magazines for over fifteen years. OTN began as a weekly newspaper in 1997 with primary distribution rotating through the four zip code zones covering Parkland and Coral Springs. In October 2010 OTN switched from a newspaper to a more accessable magazine format.  Over 50,000 copies are distributed by the U.S. Post Office to area homes and businesses during each four week cycle.  The OTN "Great Values" Coupon Book is included as an insertion in mailed copies of the magazine.  Several thousand additional copies of the magazine and coupon book are hand delivered weekly to numerous businesses and offices throughout Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton and Margate, Florida.

MARGATE Our Town News is being published in partnership with The City of Margate to serve as the community news magazine for the City. OTN is working closely with city officials to provide important city and community news through this publication with copies mailed to every home and business in Margate (over 28,000 copies).  
OTN also publishes the monthly Festival Times for the Festival Flea Market Mall.  This newspaper is distributed free of charge to the thousands of weekly visitors to the Mall.  The Festival Times is the exclusive advertising vehicle within the Mall and includes the Directory of the over 500 businesses with a map of their locations.

OTN’s continuing commitment is to be an ever growing force in supporting the local community and contributing to the success of our advertising partners.  

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OUR TOWN NEWS is the local area's most popular weekly community news magazine with a history of over fifteen years of serving South Florida readers and businesses. The magazine is distributed via U.S. Mail to over 50,000 homes and businesses each month.
Source:John Brodie, Our Town News
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