Ian A. Novotny, PT, DPT received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Whittier College in Whittier, California and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His research on health policy and cost for the treatment of low back dysfunction has been presented nationally and received recognition as the most outstanding platform presentation for the Health Policy Section at the American Physical Therapy Associations annual conference in 2004.
He has participated in National Institutes of Health research grant projects for Shoulder Dysfunction in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Who Use a Manual Wheelchair at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Ian has taught advanced practitioner certification courses in physical agents and modalities. He has practiced in numerous settings including outpatient orthopedics, in-patient spinal cord injury, acute care, pathokinesiology research, and is the current co-owner of BACK 2 HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY.