My name is Leigh Boyle and I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 13 years experience in the Sports Medicine and Orthopedic setting. I graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy ( MPT) and later went on to earn my Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Franklin Pierce University in 2008.
I currently live in Austin, Texas and am the owner of ATA Sports Therapy where I specialize in sports and orthopedic injuries as a manual therapist. I am a full body certified provider of Active Release Therapy (ART), the Graston Technique (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), as well as, Functional Kinesiology Taping. In addition, I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
I’ve coached triathlon, cycling, and running teams on injury prevention and helped them develop off-season programs to focus on core strength, recovery, and self body maintenance. In my free time, I am currently enjoying a much needed break from the long distance triathlon world. I’ve completed seven ironman distance races and countless half irons, oly’s and sprints. Currently, I can be found out on the trails with my pups or more likely in the weight room.
I founded Athletes Treating Athletes in 2010 with one goal in mind- to build the best one-stop resource for endurance athletes working through or trying to prevent overuse injuries.
As an athlete, I know first-hand how difficult it is to train through pain or be sidelined by an injury. I also know how frustrating it is for the first medical advice you hear to always be “stop doing sport X” instead of “here’s what we can do to fix the problem and here’s what you should do to modify your training until then.” As an athlete and a clinician, I can tell you from experience that there is almost always a gap between the start of an overuse injury and the point where you require professional treatment for it. With a little work and some dedication, you can catch problems in that gap and prevent symptoms/problems from becoming full season stopping injuries. In fact, thanks to the recent boom in recovery products, it’s now easier than ever. The A-T-A site wants to show you how to do this.