Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHSc
Professor, PT Programs
College of Health Sciences
Doctor of Health Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis
Advanced Master of Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Daemen College
Dry needling effects on peripheral and central sensitization
Clinical Reasoning in PT professional and post professional education
Psychosocial considerations for dry needling
Dr. Joe Donnelly received his Doctor of Health Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, his Master of Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY.
He has more than 30 years of clinical experience in the area of orthopaedics and manual physical therapy. He has been a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) for more than 25 years and has worked in a variety of practice settings.
Dr. Donnelly’s areas of interest in teaching include Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Clinical Reasoning, Pain Sciences and Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. He also lectures and teaches the skill of trigger point dry needling. His scholarship efforts are focused in the area of myofascial pain and dysfunction’s effect on movement impairments and dry needling.
He is the Editor of the third edition of the Travell and Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. He has presented nationally integrating clinical reasoning, pain sciences, myofascial pain and dysfunction and dry needling.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT HON). He is also active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and in 2020 he was named as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow.