Villena, Joseph_DPT

Joseph Villena

Adjunct Instructor PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, COMT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PHYTH 711 Patient/Client Management: Musculoskeletal I

PHYTH 712 Patient/Client Management: Musculoskeletal II

PHYTH 736 Exercise Prescription for Patients and Clients II

PHYTH 782 Sports Medicine Elective

About Me

I graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 1998 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Exercise and Sports Science. I received my Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles in 2001. I have over 21 years of clinical experience and have worked in a variety of orthopedic practices.

In 2008, I completed the yearlong course for Australian Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and obtained my specialization as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. I obtained additional specializations as an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2011 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2016. 

I was a Senior Physical Therapist for the Stanford Outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy department where I was recognized as an Advanced Clinician. I was a faculty instructor and primary mentor for the Stanford Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program, assisted physicians with patient care during clinic hours, and was involved with coordination and evaluation for a Stanford wellness program for runners.

I currently work for the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Center in San Francisco, California where I lead the development of their ACL and sports rehabilitation programs. I also travel around the country teaching continuing education courses for health care professionals on various sports rehabilitation topics.


Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science - May 1998                             
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Master of Physical Therapy - December 2001
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA    

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist 
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 
National Strength and Conditioning Association 

Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Teaching Interests

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Clinical Ladder Award for Advanced Clinician Status, Stanford Health Care, Rehabilitation Services 
  • 2014 Kate Zimmerman Award for Clinical Excellence, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Rehabilitation Services