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Joseph R. Palmer, DPT

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Allied Health Research Building

Education and Training


2008                B.S., Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County (Cum Laude)

2011                D.P.T., University of Maryland School of Medicine

Post Graduate Education and Training

2009                Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

2011-2012       Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist

2014-2015       Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist

Medical Licensures

Active             Maryland and  Maryland WCC

Research/Clinical Keywords

physical therapy, orthopedics

Clinical Specialty Details

Clinical Activities

2013-present   Podcast Host- “Therapy Insiders”

                        Review relevant information for physical therapists on a weekly show

Scope of Clinical Practice

2011-2014       Johns Hopkins Hospital (Acute Rehabilitation)

                        Neurological and multi-trauma rehabilitation

                        PRN ~ 16 hours per month    

2011-present   Active Life and Sports Physical Therapy (Outpatient Private Practice)

                        Leadership/Administrative role (Vice-President)

                        95% FTE

Development of any Clinical Programs

2015-present   Clinical training modules for evaluation and treatment of orthopedic disorders

Professional Activity

Administrative Service

2014                Revised company policies and procedures

2015                Implemented performance based incentive/review system

Teaching Service      

2009                 Mentor, summer anatomy cadaver dissection.