Joel Bialosky
IHL Role:
Continuing Education Course Instructor

Joel Bialosky, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, OCS is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Bialosky worked for over 14 years clinically primarily in orthopedic and musculoskeletal physical therapy settings before leaving clinical practice to pursue his PhD and a career in academia. He is a board certified clinical specialist in Orthopedics and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in 1990 and a master’s degree in musculoskeletal physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2008 with his research interests focused on the mechanisms of manual therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. His current research program is focused on 1.) placebo mechanisms of manual therapy and 2.) neuroplastic changes in pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders and their response to common rehabilitation interventions.

Education & Training:

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Dissertation: Mechanisms of Manual Therapy

Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.

Areas of Interest:

– Pain
– Manual Therapy
– Mechanisms of rehabilitation interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal pain complaints
– Contextual influences on treatment responses

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