Dr. Brian Hay DPT, OCS
Dr. Brian Hay, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2004 and currently serves as a physical therapist, Chief Programs Officer, Leadership Development Coordinator, and Director of Clinical On-Boarding. Dr. Hay received an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2004 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health in 2009. Dr. Hay went on to become a board-certified orthopedic specialist and a certification in functional dry needling.
Dr. Hay has clinical expertise in manual therapy, dry needling, running/gait analysis, sports rehabilitation, youth athlete injury prevention, orthopedic rehabilitation, injury prevention/rehabilitation in runners and biomechanical analysis. An avid running himself, Dr. Hay developed the Performance Physical Therapy Running Analysis and assisted with fundraising for the New England Distance Project. A local graduate from East Providence High School and current resident of Barrington, RI, Dr. Hay has been instrumental in developing the program's Performance provides for high school athletes.
Dr. Hay is an American Physical Therapy Association member, a clinical instructor for Brown University medical students, and a board member of the University of Rhode Island Clinical Advisory Board. He's traveled to Honduras to provide physical therapy services to communities in rural Honduras with the Brown University Branch of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, Inc., an organization that works collaboratively to create and operate sustainable and accessible health, nutrition, and education services in that region.
In his free time, Dr. Hay has run at least a dozen marathons and a few ultramarathons, but when he's not running or training, you can find him playing golf, hiking, traveling and spending time with his wife and two boys. He advises patients to make sure they're eating the right foods, to take the time to unwind, and always remember to move. "Nothing is better for your body than movement," he says.
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