Beriah Yisrael, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Beriah earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. While Beriah enjoys treating patients of all ages and activities levels, as a lifelong athlete, he especially enjoys helping other athletes return to the sports they love. He has experience in manual therapy and advanced training in throwing and running mechanics, able to help a variety of power and endurance athletes reach the top of their game.

Certifications and Training
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist by the State of Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia
  • APTA/IPTA Member
Continuing Education Highlights

Institute of Physical Art:

  • Functional Mobilization 1 

The Athlete Movement System

  • The Upper Quarter
  • Throwing Bio-mechanics and Treatement
  • Advanced Running Assessment and Treatment

Run Better:

  • Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes
Education

Georgia State University

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2017 

Clayton State University

  • Bachelor’s in Science, 2014

What Beriah Has to Say

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

I have always been an athlete, pushing my limits in any way possible. Sometimes pushing those limits resulted in serious injuries I needed help recovering from. I grew up training in multiple disciplines of martial arts, became a decathlon in track and field, played football and basketball during the off seasons, and found any way I could to stay active otherwise. I have had to have physical therapy multiple times for anything from the hip flexors I strained running hurdles, to the broken thumbs and toes training in martial arts, to the broken wrist and shoulder from football and cycling. You name it, I have probably had to have physical therapy for it. Physical therapy has been a part of my life since I was 15 years old. You could say, these are the exact things which sparked my interest in the profession.

Tell me about your PT school experience.

Physical therapy school was a beast! It challenged everything I thought I knew about being academically present. On top of that, physical therapy school challenged my personal life, relationships, and skills in terms of time management, social, physical and emotional health management. Altogether, I would not change one detail nor the experience. Physical therapy school helped mold me into the person and provider that I am today.

What aspect of movement/physical therapy do you find the most fascinating?

I find the multi-faceted involvement of movement in physical therapy to be fascinating in application. There are so many things to consider, but the most mind-blowing considerations lie within the endless ways we can use our own body as a medical tool to treat others! 

What patients are your favorite to work with?

My favorite patients to work with are those who make a personal commitment to him or herself to be the best that he/she can become from the knowledge, hard work and life-changing adventure that physical therapy can provide. 

How do you stay active?

I stay active by doing what I love most! My favorite ways to stay active range from creating crazy workouts 5-6 days a week for myself and my friends, all the way to rock climbing and hiking. You can even find me biking through the city on my road bike, running trails, taking classes at different studios, or even simply walking my pup to the nearby park and playing fetch. 

What catchphrase do most of your patients remember you by?

“Movement is your medicine. Take it as you would any other form of medicine; daily, and as needed. Your body will thank you!”

What Patients Have to Say About Beriah

“I remember walking into the clinic to see you. I was bent over in pain and could barely move without excruciating pain in my back and legs. When I came home standing tall and upright for the first time in a month, my wife completely lost it! She could not stop crying; she was so happy. Thank you for everything.”

Charles B.

“My pain was cut in half after one day of therapy with you. I cannot believe it!”
 

Edward G.

“You are the very reason I can walk again!”
 

Gloria E.

“You actually took the time to make sure I understood the way my shoulder works. And I can’t thank you enough for that peace of mind.”
 

Maricela C.