Dr. Brian Hay DPT, OCS
Dr. Brian Hay, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2004 and currently serves as the Director of Community and Athletic Development. 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 Professionals in 2009. Dr. Hay went on to become a board-certified orthopedic specialist in 2007.
Dr. Hay has clinical expertise in orthopedic manual therapy, dry needling, running/gait analysis, sports rehabilitation, youth athlete injury prevention, and injury prevention/rehabilitation in runners. An avid running himself, Dr. Hay developed the Performance Physical Therapy Running Academy, a training program that certifies physical therapists in working with runners. Dr. Hay is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a board member of the University of Rhode Island Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Hay obtained his executive coaching certification and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Federation of Coaching and uses this training frequently as an instructor for the Performance Physical Therapy Lead the Way Leadership Development Program.
As a local graduate from East Providence High School and a current resident of Barrington, RI, Dr. Hay has continued his involvement with his community. He has been instrumental in organizing fundraising projects for non-profits such as the New England Distance Project and developing programs for high school athletes. He has also 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.
For exercise, Dr. Hay enjoys running and has run over a dozen marathons, recently he even completed a 100-mile ultramarathon. In his free time, you can find him, spending time with his wife and two boys, hiking, traveling, and golfing. He gives the same advice to his patients as he does his kids, “eat your vegetables, get plenty of sleep, run around, and have fun.”
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