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Dr. Yvonne Swanson DPT, OCS

Dr. Yvonne Swanson DPT, OCS
Dr. Yvonne Swanson DPT, OCS

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Dr. Yvonne Swanson is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, sports injuries, back and neck pain, manual therapy, headaches, TMJ, foot and ankle biomechanics, and trigger point dry needling. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and serves as Performance's Compliance Officer and a Regional Director for the southern area of Rhode Island.

She serves as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students and is an advisor and educator to local athletes and coaches. She has presented on professionalism for the University of Rhode Island doctoral program and has been a guest lecturer for the RI National Guard Retiree Association. Yvonne serves as the Chair of the Payment Committee for the RI Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and also serves as a member of APTA's National Private Practice Sections Policy and Payment Committee. 

When Yvonne isn't treating patients or troubleshooting clinical and compliance challenges, she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys, gardening, jogging, snowboarding, and basically anything outdoors!


Manual Therapy



Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

Sports Injuries


Trigger Point Dry Needling

Undergraduate Degree and Physical Therapy Degree:

University of Rhode Island – B.S. Human Science and Services, Minor in Psychology, 1994

University of Rhode Island – Master of Science for Physical Therapy, 1999

Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions – Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2016

Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions – Executive Program in Private Practice Management


Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association

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