Hayden McDevitt, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist, Clinic Director

Hayden McDevitt, DPT, OCS, CSCS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University

CERTIFICATIONS:  Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS),  Board certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Active Release Techniques (ART) certified.



What Makes Hayden Special

Hayden has been with HARTZ PT from the beginning, starting as an Aide before PT school and now running our largest office as our most tenured Clinic Director. Hayden has a psychology background which has served him well in both his role as therapist and manager. Hayden is a great sounding board for Brian and Amy, as well if they need a different perspective.  He understands the importance of both the personal and business sides of the company which makes him an extremely valuable part of our team.

As a Full Body Active Release Techniques (ART) provider popular with runners and triathletes, his technique obtains quick results from anyone suffering from overuse injuries.  He is the only Physical Therapist in Lancaster County to receive full-body ART certification.  Hayden is also a member of Aaron’s Acres Board of Directors, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)

An avid football fan, when not at the office, you might find Hayden at a football game at State College or at the Philadelphia Eagles stadium. Hayden enjoys spending time with his wife and two adorable boys, especially when they can get away to the beach!

Want to know more?  Here’s a little Q & A…

Why did you choose to be a PT/PTA for your profession?

I always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and physical therapy just felt like a perfect fit.  You get to see people frequently and really make a positive impact in their lives.

What advice would you give a newbie?

Stay passionate about the profession and look to join a practice with a mix of both newer clinicians and veteran clinicians so you can learn from both!

What professional accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?

I feel that my professional accomplishments are just a part of our company’s bigger story.  I take pride in having been from nearly the beginning. Watching the practice grow and getting to work with such an awesome team has been so exciting!

What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?

There are days when I leave the house before our boys are awake for school.  The mornings in which I get to see my sons before they go to school are instantly better days.

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. “(Rocky Balboa)

What are your hobbies?

Raising 2 awesome boys (Logan and Jackson)

Do you have any pets?

A mini Aussiedoodle (Barkley), 2 cats (Nittany and Chevy) and 2 geckos (Leo and Jesper)

Are you reading or binge watching anything right now?

Yellowstone and Ted Lasso

Favorite Sport to watch? Who’s your team?

Football (Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles)

What’s the first concert you ever went to?

Guns N Roses and Skid Row at Hershey Stadium