Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD

Professor, Physical Therapy

Dr Cleland earned a Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Notre Dame College in 2000 and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Creighton University in 2001. In February of 2006, he received a PhD from Nova Southeastern University. He received board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2002 and completed a fellowship in manual therapy through Regis University in Denver, CO in 2005. Josh is presently a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University. He practices clinically in outpatient orthopaedics at Rehabilitation Services of Concord Hospital, Concord, NH.

Dr Cleland is actively involved in numerous clinical research studies investigating the effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise in the management of spine and extremities disorders. He has published over 170 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including Spine, Physical Therapy, the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy. He is an Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He is currently an author/editor on 4 text books. Dr Cleland is a well know speaker at both the national and international level. He is the recipient of the 2015 Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing, the 2011 Chattanooga Research Award, the 2009 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, and the 2008 Jack Walker Award all from the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, he received the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. .


Joshua Cleland