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19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

Blake Hardy, PT, DPT, OCS

Practicing at West Des Moines
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Blake is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. He began practicing as a physical therapist in 1995. His educational background includes attending St. Cloud State University where he played football and received a BA in Biomedical Sciences in 1993. Blake then attended Des Moines University, graduating with an MS in 1995, and a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005.

Throughout his career Blake has pursued hundreds of hours of continuing education, mostly focused in the area of orthopedics and more specifically spine care and manual therapy. He has a special interest in myofascial release, cranial sacral techniques, and therapeutic exercise. In 2001 Blake obtained additional board certification as a certified orthopedic specialist, OCS, and has been recertified every 10 years since. Through clinical experience and continuing education Blake has been able to develop an outside the box approach that allows him to connect the treatment approach most appropriate for the unique needs of each patient.

Blake has been involved in the Iowa Physical Therapy Association, holding various positions, which culminated in being President from 2009 to 2011. For his service to the organization, he was awarded the association’s highest honor in 2021, the Olive Farr Distinguished Service Award. Outside of work Blake enjoys spending time with his family, working outside, and enjoys the watching his various favorite football teams, Hawkeyes, Bulldogs, and Vikings.


Orthopedic specialist


Spinal care


From the Therapist’s Desk: July 2022

From the Therapist’s Desk: July 2022

Each month we’ll bring you a note from one of our therapists. It might be something they’re reading, learning or...

Meet Blake

I have sent a few patients that needed a different approach to Blake. He did a great job. He gave patients realistic explanations for recovery time and exercises to do at home that are easy and effective. I am glad to have a reliable Physical Therapist to refer to when needed. Blake does a great job.

Tom L

I’ve been a client of Blake Hardy’s since April of 2014. Blake is professional, patient and has a vast amount of knowledge about the body, how it gets injured, and how it best heals. He is able to explain, in layman’s terms, what is going on with my body and give me the exercises and best practices to heal.

Kathy, at the front desk is an added gem, always pleasant, always helpful.

I highly recommend CORE Physical Therapy.

Moira L

From the moment I walked into Core I was so impressed. Beautiful facility and the most helpful and pleasant staff.
Blake was my therapist and I can’t say enough wonderful things about him. The best therapist I have ever been to. And I have been to several in the area before. No comparison. He’s so well skilled at his profession and helped me tremendously. Thank you Blake!!!! I would NEVER go anywhere else.

Elaine M
Dr Blake Hardy has been an amazing asset to both my son’s and daughter’s PT plans. We traveled 100 miles to see him! His expertise is top notch!
Beth B