Dr. John Snyder, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Snyder 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 OrthopedicManualPT.com, which was a blog devoted to evidence-based management of orthopedic conditions. This blog, which has now been moved to the Snyder Physical Therapy & Wellness website, had the honor of being voted ‘Best Student Blog’ during Therapydia’s Annual PT Blog Awards in 2013 and 2014. Outside of his didactic and clinical education, Dr. Snyder also worked as personal trainer at Greater Pittsburgh Wellness in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. 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, Dr. Snyder specializes in the treatment of an athletic population with emphasis on hip, knee, and overhead throwing injuries. The rehabilitation of the injured athlete is different from the typical patient and requires a completely different treatment approach with emphasis on movement re-education and functional testing in order to determine the patient’s readiness to return to their chosen sport and prevent re-injury. Additionally, he has great deal of interest in manual and manipulative therapy and its role in the treatment of orthopedic and spinal conditions and is currently working towards earning the Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) designation through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars in order to further his knowledge and expertise in this area.


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

Professional Certification

Licensed Physical TherapistAmerican Physical Therapy Association
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)

For more information regarding Dr. Snyder’s background and education, feel free to visit his LinkedIn Profile

3 thoughts on “About the Therapist

  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.


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