Dr. Leda McDaniel is a practicing Physical Therapist in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 from Ohio University and went on to complete Emory University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in July 2020. During her residency, Leda served as a guest lecturer and teaching assistant within select courses in Emory’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Leda’s passion for physical therapy is paralleled by an interest in teaching and education and her clinical practice interests include persistent pain management, tendinopathy rehabilitation, and leveraging neuroplasticity principles in orthopedic physical therapy settings. She is also fortunate to be the daughter of Dr. Mark McDaniel, the prominent educational psychologist and author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014). Leda greatly values the inclusion of compassion and humanity within the rehabilitation sciences and clinical practice and believes that her undergraduate studies in psychology coupled with her teaching experiences have provided a depth to her clinical care that otherwise would be lacking.
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