Joel Bialosky

  • PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida
  • MS, Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

Scholar Profile

Joel Bialosky received his BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, New York in 1990 and MS in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Joel entered the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program at the University of Florida in 2005 with more than 15 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining UF as a graduate student he was the Clinical Therapy Director in an orthopedic outpatient setting and clinical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Joel was mentored by Dr. Steven Z. George and successfully completed his PhD in August of 2008. Joel’s research focused on the mechanisms of manual therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and he oversaw an NIH-R21 grant (R21 AT002796-01). He received the Ellen Black teaching award, the Frederick Graduate Scholarship award, and the Dean’s Scholar award during his graduate training. Prior to accepting a position as a K12 scholar, Joel worked as a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy. His current research focuses on a placebo model for manual therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.