Dr. Joshua Cleland Earns International Honor

March 23, 2016

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Franklin Pierce University physical therapy professor, Dr. Joshua Cleland will receive the 2016 David Lamb Memorial Award, at International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) annual conference this July in Glasgow, Scotland where he will also deliver the keynote address.

The award is named after David Lamb, who was instrumental in starting the IFOMPT. This prestigious international award goes to the individual who makes the greatest contribution in research in the field of orthopaedic manual/manipulative physical therapy and is given only every 4 years.

This past winter, Dr. Cleland was ranked 6th out of over 10,600 experts in neck pain worldwide and the #1 ranked expert the United States by Expertscape, a site that ranks medical experts across the world. Dr. Cleland is also a three-time winner of the esteemed Rose Award, which is given annually to the primary author of an article that has the most significant impact on the practice of orthopaedic physical therapy and was also awarded the 2015 Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).



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