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Leon Zhao, PT, DPT, TPI L1

Clinical Director- DPT, PT, TPI Level 1
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Leon Zhao golfing
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Leon Zhao in front historic ruins
Leon Zhao headshot
Leon Zhao golfing
Leon Zhao traveling
Leon Zhao in front historic ruins

Leon received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. He was initially on a pre-medical track and had a change of heart his junior year, after finding his calling in physical therapy while working as an intern at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in his hometown of White Plains, NY. Leon is also a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified expert, which gives him insight into golf-related injuries and swing analysis.

Following his training at the University of Pittsburgh, Leon embarked on traveling assignments for the past 3 years, working in New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina, experiencing both outpatient and inpatient aspects of Physical Therapy. Having been born in China, raised in Canada, and educated in America, Leon is well-versed in diversity and welcomes it in his clinical practice. In his free time, Leon enjoys playing golf, soccer, and exercise. Being familiar with recurrent low back pain since high school, Leon is keen on prevention of low back injuries with all these activities. On the leisure end, Leon is fond of experiencing different foods, and attempting to recreate recipes.

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Iliana Rosado New York, NY
With the help and professionalism of Leon and his fellow team. I’m better than what I was before. The exercises were bearable and comfortable. I’ll recommend…
Steve Patrick New York, NY
I tried a few physical therapy places prior to this one, but none come even close to how amazing the Spear UES team was. Leon got both my knee and back in great…
Wendy C.
Spear Physical Therapy at 84th street is great! My experience from the first phone call to insurance questions to the actual appointments has been five...
Find Leon at: Upper East Side - E 84th St, Spear Live
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Named the nation's top physical therapy practice (twice).