Leda Mcdaniel, PT, DPT, OCS

Leda earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 from Ohio University and completed Emory University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. She is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Orthopedic Section. She is also involved regionally as a member of APTA Georgia and is currently serving on the research workgroup and as social media committee chair for this organization.

Leda is also an adjunct professor with Emory University in the Division of Physical Therapy. Leda’s passion for physical therapy is paralleled by an interest in teaching and education. Other physical therapy practice interests of hers include persistent pain management, tendinopathy rehabilitation, and leveraging neuroplasticity principles in orthopedic physical therapy settings. Leda is interested in working with those with persistent pain and is certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist (from Evidence in Motion).

Leda’s athletic background includes playing and coaching NCAA Division III collegiate basketball, track & field, and cross country and coaching youth basketball. She likes to stay active by walking the freedom trails in Atlanta, biking, running, and weightlifting and can often be found at local farmers’ markets on the weekend shopping for yummy food to cook!