Ian Leahy, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, is a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Manual treatment of spinal issues, Overuse injuries to lower quarter, Throwing analysis of UE related injuries
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    I joined the Sports Medicine team in 2013 and work at the Center for Sports Medicine & Performance in King of Prussia.

    Prior to coming to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I worked in sports medicine physical therapy clinics at the University of Southern California.

    Outside of my clinical work, I am an adjunct professor at both University of Southern California and Thomas Jefferson University. I have also had the pleasure of performing guest lectures at Arcadia University. My current research involves the management of recurrent hamstring strains and the importance of trunk stabilization and motor control in management. My areas of interests include management manual therapy of hip and knee injury, as well as the use of dynamic stabilization for spinal issues.

  • Education and Training


    Orthopedic Residency - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


    Sports Medicine - Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

    Board Certification

    APTA credentialed Clinical Instructor
    Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    Board Certified Sports Medicine Clinical Specialist
    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS in Biology/Pre-Med - Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA

    Graduate Degree

    DPT - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Physical Therapist

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Recurrent hamstring strains
    ACL rehabilitation / prevention