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Jake Irwin

Clinical Assistant Professor    

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


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.


  • 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.