John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

John received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. While enrolled in graduate school, he served as the Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Student Special Interest Group. He also created and frequently contributed to, which was a blog devoted to evidence-based management of orthopedic conditions. This blog, which has now been moved to this website website, had the honor of being voted ‘Best Student Blog’ during Therapydia’s Annual PT Blog Awards in 2013 and 2014. Prior to beginning graduate school, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences degree from Youngstown State University where he studied Exercise Science and played ACHA Division 1 Ice Hockey.

Currently, John works in an outpatient private practice and specializes in the treatment of an athletic population with emphasis on hip pathology and the management of the ice hockey athlete. Due to these interests, he has developed courses specific to these two topics in order to improve appropriate conservative and post-operative management of The Athlete’s Hip and The Ice Hockey Athlete.

John lives with his wife (Lauren) and two furry children (Aila and Tugger) in Columbus, Ohio.


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)University of Pittsburgh – 2014
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Exercise Science)Youngstown State University – 2011

Professional Certification

Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Licensed Physical Therapist – Ohio Board of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, & Athletic Training
Certified Strength & Conditioning SpecialistNational Strength & Conditioning Association

Professional Membership

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (2012 – Present)
American College of Sports Medicine (2010 – Present)
American Physical Therapy Association (2011 – Present)
Orthopaedic Section
Sports Section
Private Practice Section
National Strength & Conditioning Association (2011 – Present)

I am currently scheduling for 2018-2019. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting The Athlete’s Hip or Management of the Ice Hockey Athlete at your facility.



  1. John, what exactly is “Arm raised overhead in line with the LT muscle fibers” exercise for the lower trapezius? The reference journal article is not available to public. Thanks!


  2. From the article “Getting a Leg up on Femoral stress fractures”, I really tend to wonder why everyone keeps mentioning the single leg hop. For more proximal fractures, femoral neck, I look for a trendelenburg gait with hip and or knee pain, occasionally the patient won’t even have pain but the radiograph will be positive.


  3. Hi, I m from punjab( india) practising as physiotherapist and came across about this course. Could you please help me out how I can enroll myself in this course.


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