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Jake Irwin, PT, DPT, MTC

Clinical Assistant Professor    
Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
Bachelors of Science, University of Southern California

Biography

Dr. Jacob Irwin, PT, DPT, MTC joins our faculty in a unique new position as the practice manager of our first physical therapy practice clinic. He comes to us from private practice; he founded and has operated Pro Performance Therapy for the past seven years with offices in Gwinnett and Forsyth. Dr. Irwin has taught part-time for our PT program and has also been a clinical instructor for other PT programs, including those at Columbia, Duke, and Emory universities and the University of Southern California.

He holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. His passion and research interests are in the study of biomechanics and prevention of injuries in sports through exercise-based approach to therapy. Dr. Irwin lectures across the country, providing continuing education to other healthcare professionals. Dr. Irwin serves as a physical therapist to the U.S. bobsled/skeleton teams while they compete in the World Cup around the world.

Office Location
1278 Urban Life

Clinical Expertise

  • Orthopedics with emphasis on sports rehabilitation
  • Private practice management

Research Interests

  • Assessment of blood flow changes in tendinopathy to direct manual treatments
  • Hip strength and range of motion and its effect on back pain
  • Assessment techniques for orthopedic injuries.

Service

  • Opened, manage, and clinician for the Georgia State University Physical Therapy Clinic and Wellness Center
  • Committee member: Admissions committee
  • Speaker: UGA Rho Tau club
  • Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates.