Leah Phillips, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology, University of South Carolina
Leah’s desire to work with children initially led her to want to become a kindergarten teacher, but a knee injury during a lacrosse game in high school landed her in physical therapy, opening her eyes to a new possible vocation. When she learned that some physical therapists specialize in treating children, her fate was sealed.
Leah is trained in the Therasuit Method and Universal Exercise Unit, The Therasuit is an orthotic suit with systems of rubber bands that help with alignment of a patient’s body to assist in learning proper patterns of movement. It is used to treat children with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, stroke, and ataxia. The Universal Exercise Unit is a cage that allows for specific muscle strengthening as well as suspending a patient in the standing position for practice with ambulation and balancing.
Leah enjoys backpacking, camping, volleyball, board games, and traveling to see friends and family. She volunteers on the kids’ team at her church, working primarily with preschoolers and babies. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Leah loves living so close to the north Georgia mountains because there’s always a good hike within driving distance.