Joel Bialosky, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, OCS
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy
Box 100154, UFHSC
Gainesville, FL 32610 -0154
Phone: (352) 273-8636
Fax: (352) 273-6109
Joel Bialosky, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, OCS has over 14 years of clinical experience primarily in orthopedic and musculoskeletal physical therapy. He is a board certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedics and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic 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. Dr. Bialosky’s research program focuses on 1) placebo mechanisms of rehabilitation interventions and 2) neuroplastic changes in pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders and their response to common rehabilitation interventions. His primary teaching responsibilities in the entry level program include Musculoskeletal Disorders I and II, Therapeutic Modality Interventions in Physical Therapy, and the Manual Therapy portion of Functional Anatomy 2.