Joseph Villena

Joseph Villena

Adjunct Instructor MPT, PT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy program

PT 711 Patient/Client Management: Musculoskeletal I, PT 712 Patient/Client Management: Musculoskeletal II, PT 782 Sports Medicine

About Me

Joseph graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 1998 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He pursued his graduate education and received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2008, Joseph completed the yearlong course for Australian Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and obtained his specialization as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. He obtained additional specializations as an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2011 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2016. 
Joseph was a Senior Physical Therapist for the Stanford Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy department where he was recognized as an Advanced Clinician and specialized in running and sports related injuries. He was a faculty instructor and primary mentor for the Stanford Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. Joseph currently is an adjunct instructor at Samuel Merritt University where he teaches Orthopedic Management and Sports Medicine for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He also travels around the country teaching continuing education courses for health care professionals on sports rehabilitation. Joseph currently works for Crossover Health in San Francisco. 

Education

Joseph graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 1998 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He pursued his graduate education and received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles in 2001. 

Teaching Interests

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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