My name is Leigh Boyle and I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 15 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 created the ATA site in 2010 following a stress fracture while training for Ironman Lake Placid.
As an athlete, I know first hand how difficult it is to train through pain or to be sidelined by an injury. I also know how frustrating it is for the first medical advice to be “stop doing sport ___” 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 plenty that can be done for both. With the recent boom in self treatment tools and recovery products, it now easier than ever to work on mechanical problems at home and correct them before they become a full blown injury.
This is why I created Athletes Treating Athletes. To teach athletes how their muscles and joints break down from overuse, as well as, what they can do to reverse this process and correct it. In the clinic, I worked with athletes ranging from Olympic level to our average weekend warrior. Through ATA, I now work with athletes around the world, helping them correct mobility and strength deficits so that they can continue to train and race without injury.
I currently live in Austin, Texas and am the owner of ATA Sports Therapy where I specialize in sports and orthopedic soft tissue injuries as a licensed massage therapist (LMT). 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).